Friday 9 May 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays

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.


My book beginning this week is I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes:


There are places I'll remember all my life - Red Square with a hot wind howling across it, my mother's bedroom the wrong side of 8-mile, the endless gardens of a fancy foster home, a man waiting to kill me in a group of ruins known as the Theatre of Death. 


I Am Pilgrim 

I finished a book yesterday afternoon and didn't know what to read next. I picked up the proof copy of this that I was kindly sent by Transworld, read the first page and couldn't put it down.



Book Description:


Can you commit the perfect crime?

Pilgrim is the codename for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation.

But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down. And it will take him to a rundown New York hotel room where the body of a woman is found facedown in a bath of acid, her features erased, her teeth missing, her fingerprints gone. It is a textbook murder - and Pilgrim wrote the book.

What begins as an unusual and challenging investigation will become a terrifying race-against-time to save America from oblivion. Pilgrim will have to make a journey from a public beheading in Mecca to a deserted ruins on the Turkish coast via a Nazi death camp in Alsace and the barren wilderness of the Hindu Kush in search of the faceless man who would commit an appalling act of mass murder in the name of his God.



  1. This sounds better than I thought it would be. I was leery about reading it, but your beginning makes it sound good. I guess I should have checked it out more.

    THANKS for sharing...continue to enjoy.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  2. I'm not surprised that he would remember a man trying to kill him in the Theater of Death! The author tells us a lot about his character in that first sentence. I'd keep reading to find out more.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: MOVING IN.

  3. Sounds so intense and exciting. Thanks for sharing....and enjoy!

    Here's mine: LANDLINE


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