Friday 9 October 2015

Book Beginnings on Fridays - The Watchers

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 Watchers by Neil Spring. It's the follow up to his first novel The Ghost Hunters and you can read my review of that  here


Perhaps it was the prospect of meeting the new prime minister that accounted for his ashen expression; perhaps it was the weight of history which lay behind that famous black door. Whatever it was, the young man looked fearful. I might even go so far as to say tortured. 


The Watchers 


Book Description:

The Havens, Wales

My Name is Robert Wilding.

Since childhood I have been running from my parents' deaths. From my grandfather Randall Llewellyn Pritchard - his fanatical omens about fires in the sky. From what happened at Broad Haven.

But now my memories have returned to haunt me.

In the ministry of Defence Room 800 I met the man who keeps the nation's secrets - who wants me to investigate the sightings at Broad Haven: the ghostly figures, the lights from another world.

In know its is my duty to expose the truth behind 'the happenings', even if it will be dangerous. Even though I may not live to tell the tale.

I know it is my duty, but still I am afraid. I know the Watchers will be waiting for me there.


  1. Sounds mysterious and intense....enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE LIARS’ CLUB”

  2. I can see why he does not want to go. Great start.

  3. The opening makes me wonder what will happen after he opens that black door. The detached point of view makes the scene more ominous for me.
    My Friday post features Seeing You Again.

  4. Why has the man been running from his parent's deaths, I wonder?

    My Friday Quotes

  5. Sounds like an exciting book. Great beginning!

    Thanks for participating in BBOF! I don't often get around to everyone to leave a comment, but I'm glad you are playing along!


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