Friday 2 May 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (Another Night, Another Day)

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.


Another Night, Another Day by Sarah Rayner


Johnnie struggles to open the heavy metal door of the clinic without dropping the stack of files he has clutched to his chest.

'Ah, Johnnie,' says Gillian, just as his duffle bag slides off his shoulder. 'Thank goodness I've caught you.'  She is chatting with Danni, the receptionist.

Johnnie's heart sinks. The traffic into Lewes was nose to tail, his first session is due to start in less than five minutes, and he badly needs a cup of coffee. 

'Could we catch up at lunch?' he ventures.

He can tell at once from her expression that they can't. 


Another Night, Another Day 


Book Description:

From the author of the bestselling One Moment, One Morning comes another beautiful, bittersweet novel set in Brighton…

Three people, each crying out for help

There’s Karen, about to lose her father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant care, and Michael, a family man on the verge of bankruptcy. As each sinks under the strain, they’re brought together at Moreland’s Psychiatric Clinic.

Here, behind closed doors, they reveal their deepest secrets, confront and console one another and share plenty of laughs. But how will they cope when a new crisis strikes?


Published by Picador on 17th July and available in Waterstones shops from 8th May to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. 


  1. Oh oh, I wonder what happened that needs to be discussed now! This sounds like it could be amazing! I love it when authors bring different characters together because it always means a clash of ideas! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you enjoy it!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. This sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing, and happy reading :)
    Here is my my book beginning

  3. Doesn't sounds like it bodes well....alas, those urgent conversations.

    Here's mine:

  4. Interesting. Enjoy reading English novels!
    Book Dilettante

  5. Wonder why they can't "catch up" at lunch.

    Great beginning.

    Have a good Sunday.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. I wonder what type of clinic he is going too. Psychological? Physical??? Interesting.


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