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 The Darkest Secret, it's the latest novel by Alex Marwood and was published on the 7th January by Sphere.
Dear all -
Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help.
My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family's holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29th/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone. Coco is three years old.
All police experience suggests that the first forty eight hours are crucial in cases of child abduction, so time is of the essence.
When identical twin
Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy.
Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with
at their holiday home by the sea. But what really happened to Coco? Over
two intense weekends - the first when Coco goes missing and the second
twelve years later at the funeral of her father - the darkest of secrets
will gradually be revealed...