Book Beginnings on Fridays - How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst
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 from How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst.
It's still there.
No matter how many times I leave the room and try to go about my normal life, every time I go into the kitchen there it is.
I have no
memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe
what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don't you? My
name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I
murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric
Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on
parole with a new identity, address and a chance to rebuild my tattered
life. This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster.
Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan. Now I am
questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the
event, how can I truly believe he's dead? If there was the smallest
chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back?