Friday 18 April 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (The View On The Way Down)

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


Sometimes you start reading a book and know straight away that you're going to like it, this is one of those books for me.


The View On The Way Down by Rebecca Wait


And there they were again.

Later, they would recall this scene. Alone, they would study it for its secrets, trying to fit what they knew now with what they knew then. It was coming. Even then it was coming, even on that beach, years ago - only they didn't realise it.


The View on the Way Down 


Book Description:


An astonishing and powerfully moving debut novel.

This novel will open your eyes and break your heart.

It is the story of Emma's two brothers – the one who died five years ago and the one who left home on the day of the funeral and has not returned since.

It is the story of her parents – who have been keeping the truth from Emma, and each other. It is a story you will want to talk about, and one you will never forget.




  1. This sounds quite explosive. I'm really starting to get a liking for novels that try to infiltrate the delicacies of family life because there is so much there to explore! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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  2. I am going to pick it up....

    Here is my Book Beginning post!


    Here is my Friday 56

  3. Sounds good. It also sounds like it may be very sad.


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