Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book Beginnings on Friday and Friday 56 - Ashes

I've recently read ASHES by Kelly Cozy, and the first chapter had me hooked. The opening sentences began innocently enough - the author described a typical day - but wow! Things started happening right away. 

Book Beginnings on Friday - Opening sentences:
Downtown Los Angeles glittered in the sun, seemed to preen. The city knew its best light - a spring morning, the sky cleansed of smog by the past weekend's rain - and its best angle - from a distance.

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):

I live in a small town in British Columbia, where I'm an assistant librarian. I putter around with books and have tea with my boss and we talk about what we're reading. I have a cross-eyed cat and a tiny house with fish painted on the bathroom walls and a bedroom done in early San Francisco Whorehouse. I tutor a fisherman's son.

Genre: Thriller
Length: 371 pages
Amazon Link: Ashes

Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Anonymous. That was Jennifer’s life. But when she survived a domestic terrorist attack and her last-minute escape became the iconic image of the event, that life was over. Wanting only to disappear and become just another face in the crowd, she cashed in on her unwanted fame and moved to a small town, hidden away and safe. 

Retired. That was Sean’s life. A former covert operative – the kind the government denies exists – he’d been pushed unwillingly into a life of suburban peace and quiet. But his retirement ended when he saw Jennifer’s rescue; from then on he only wanted to find those responsible for the attack, even if it meant turning rogue. 

What Jennifer and Sean will both find is that nothing goes to plan, and their paths will cross in a way neither could have foreseen.

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  1. These both sound wonderful! I read another book by this author—The Day After Yesterday—but this one sounds really good! Thanks for sharing.

  2. That sounds crazy good, one to add to my tbr pile

  3. Putting it on my download list...sounds good!

  4. Good beginning and Friday 56 - love the sound of this book and adding it to my list!

    Here's my Friday Meme

  5. I love books with Canadian references or settings! Not so crazy about the cover though.

    Happy weekend!

    1. I have to agree with you about the cover. It doesn't tell you anything about the book. But I enjoyed the story.

  6. Great 56! I love librarians, cup of tea, cats and fish! This snippet sounds cozy and delightful. As always, nice to stop by and see what you're reading!

    1. Thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment.

  7. This really sounds wonderful. I'm going to add it to my shopping list. Have a great weekend!

  8. Awww...I could just imagine the cross-eyed cat!

    My hop

  9. Sounds like a book I'd like to read--hope I get to add it to my list.



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