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 from Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt which I only started reading yesterday.
Steve Grant rounded the corner of the parking lot behind Black Spring Market & Deli just in time to see Katherine van Wyler get run over by an antique Dutch barrel organ. For a minute he thought it was an optical illusion, because instead of being thrown back onto the street the woman melted into the wooden curlicues, feathered angel wings, and chrome-coloured organ pipes.
Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay, never leaves.
to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted
by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and
mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and
enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on
end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often
forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches
are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die.
curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have
used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town. Frustrated with
being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break the strict
regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send
the town spiraling into a dark nightmare.