Friday, 29 May 2015

Book Beginnings on Fridays - The Followers by Rebecca Wait

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 Followers by Rebecca Wait. I'm enjoying it a lot and also loved her first novel  The View On The Way Down

 

In the visitor centre, Judith bundled her satchel and coat into the locker. She added the keys from her pocket and the ham sandwich she'd felt too queasy to finish, wrapped by her grandmother in about nineteen layers of cling film. 'For the road,' Gran had said, as she always did.

 

The Followers 

Book Description:

 

 On the windswept moors of northern England, a small religious cult has cut itself off from society, believing they have found meaning in a purposeless world. Led by their prophet, Nathaniel, they eagerly await the end times. But when the prophet brings in Stephanie and her rebellious daughter Judith, the group’s delicate dynamic is disturbed. Judith is determined to escape, but her feelings are complicated by a growing friendship with another of the children, the naive and trusting Moses, who has never experienced the outside world.

Meanwhile, someone else is having doubts, unleashing a horrifying chain of events that will destroy the followers’ lives.

In the aftermath, the survivors struggle to adjust to the real world, haunted by the same questions: if you’ve been persuaded to surrender your individual will, are you still responsible for your actions? And is there any way back?

6 comments:

  1. This sounds cool!

    Please check mine out at: http://www.thereadinghead.com/friday-56-meets-book-beginnings-3/

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  2. Sounds like an interesting insight into cults. You can find mine here... http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  3. This sounds intriguing - I'm adding it to my tbr!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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  4. Sounds like an interesting read. I haven't read really any books involving cults but I'm intrigued by the idea and the beginning.

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  5. This sounds like a good beginning. I'm wondering who she's visiting and cults also aren't really familiar to me! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have  great weekend!
    My Friday Meme
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  6. I haven't heard of this author, but it sounds really good. What's with the grandmas always using so much plastic wrap?
    Here's My Post

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