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21 April 2017

Book Beginnings #38

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us 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.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence. This is my first time

I am currently reading Crimson & Bone by Marina Fiorato.
They called it the Bridge of Sighs, because it barely passed a night without suicide. That night was no different.
What an opening line. Already I can sense the atmosphere building, the setting coming to life. I can't put in to words how excited I am to get properly into this story as Marina Fiorato is an excellent historical writer with a beautiful narrative style.
From her very earliest days she was at work for her father on the streets of the East End.
I tried to pick the vaguest quote on this page, as I really don't want to give anything away, but I think it perfectly captures Annie and her life and her struggles. This book is a stunner and promises to be a beautifully written tale of a desperately hidden past creeping up to threaten her.


  1. I like when the past comes back to haunt people. Secrets rarely stay hidden.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. Ah, yes, this one sounds wonderful, with the words bringing the story to life! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “WOMAN NO. 17”

  3. Sounds great. Very atmospheric. Come see what Grave Visions by Kalayna Price has to offer. Happy reading!

  4. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me author. Having visited the Bridge of Sighs, I'm intrigued by the book and will now take a look at her back list.

  5. Wow. What an opening line. Sounds like an intense read.

  6. That beginning pulled me right in!! Happy weekend!

  7. Yep, I must say, the opener has me very interested!


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