Friday 18 July 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (The Summer Son)

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 is The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster. I loved 600 Hours Of Edward and Edward Adrift which are both by the same author and I'm pleased to say that so far this one is also very good (at the time of writing this post I'm 14% in).



The first call came on Tuesday night. I yelled at Cindy from the garage to pick up. On the fourth ring, I dropped the armful of newspapers I was packing into the recycling bin and ran to the extension in the kitchen.



My guts coiled.  


The Summer Son 


Book Description:

He owed a lot of people, but I was the only one left to collect. I told myself that I didn’t care about him, only about what he owed me, whatever that was.

I even tried to believe it.

When Mitch Quillen’s life begins to unravel, he fears there is no escape. His marriage and his career are both failing, and his relationship with his father has been a disaster for decades. Approaching forty, Mitch doesn’t want to become a middle-aged statistic. When his estranged father, Jim, suddenly calls, Mitch’s wife urges him to respond. Ready for a change, Mitch heads to Montana and a showdown that will alter the course of his life. Amid a backdrop of rugged peaks and valleys, the story unfolds: a violent episode that triggered the rift, thirty years of miscommunication, and the possibility of misplaced blame. In Craig Lancaster’s powerful novel, The Summer Son, readers are invited into a family where conflict and secrets prevail, and where hope for healing and redemption is possible.


  1. I wonder who it is on the phone although I feel like I might have a clue from the synopsis! This sounds like a really interesting read although probably not very suited as a beach read! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. Family dynamics almost always make for fascinating stories. This sounds like a good one. It's definitely going on my TBR list.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE.

  3. This is a very serious novel. It catches my interest. Sad that the hope and redemption don't come before the tragedy. I would like to read it.

  4. Sounds like a story I can identify with! I would keep reading; thanks for sharing! :)

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

  5. Coiling guts sounds like a pretty bad phone call.

    Love the cover too.

    THANKS for sharing. ENJOY your reading weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. Smells like drama and heartache...or is that headache ;)

    My BB and 56 :) 


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.