Friday, 16 January 2015

Book Beginnings On Fridays (The Last Policeman)

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.

 

This week my book beginning is The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

 

I'm staring at the insurance man and he's staring at me, two cold gray eyes behind old-fashioned tortoiseshell frames, and I'm having this awful and inspiring feeling, like holy moly this is real, and I don't know if I'm ready, I really don't.

 

The Last Policeman (Last Policeman, #1) 

 

Book Description


 What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway?

Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact.

The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job—but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every week—except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares.

The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palace’s investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re confronted by hard questions way beyond “whodunit.” What basis does civilization rest upon? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?
 

 

5 comments:

  1. What does the insurance man want to cause that reaction?
    Our BB

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  2. I've had on my eye on this trilogy! It sounds really interesting and I love the excerpts. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This does sound like an unputdownable read...and series. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine: “AFTER BIRTH”

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  4. Love mysteries. Love the questions too. I guess we all are going to die someday, but I hope not soon. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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