Friday, 8 July 2016

Friday Book - Dear Amy

On Fridays I participate in BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.

This week's book-





Click the cover for the Goodreads blurb.



Katie Browne is packing.


She gropes under her bed, seizing her blue backpack with the faux leather trim and begins stuffing clothes and toiletries into it, her eyes blinded by tears.


Here's my P56




I applied the scrunched up napkins stuffed into the driver’s door to my face, happy I had not made myself up that day. I needed to get to school, but I just wanted to howl and howl.

So this was love, apparently. 


I would be better off teaching the kids about this, rather than To Kill a Mockingbird. It would be of much more use to them in the future.


I started this book two days ago, expecting to be well into it by now. I finished it yesterday. It was that good. I do love a quick read, especially after I've had a few waders.

Dear Amy is a column that local teacher, Ms Lewis, runs as an agony aunt. After a girl goes missing, one who disappeared decades ago starts writing to Dear Amy, and if they can find her, they may have a chance of saving his latest victim. I loved the psychological aspect of it, and all the heartstopping action.

Tell me what you're reading, and I'll pay you a visit. 

Happy reading everyone.

13 comments:

Breana M. said...

This one sounds good. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. :-)

Mareli Thalwitzer said...

This is something that I would love to read! Have you read Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew? I think you might enjoy it if you enjoyed this one so much. I will leave a link. http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/05/recipes-for-love-and-murder-sally-andrew.html You can also have a look at my Friday Meets! http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/friday-meets-08-july-2016.html

Vanessa Wiggins said...

This book sounds soooooo good. I will definitely be adding it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been noticing this book around, so I'm eager to read it, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Katherine P said...

I liked the cover as soon as I saw it and the teasers had me wanting to read it but the blurb and your recommendation definitely place this one on my TBR. It sounds great!

Kathy Martin said...

This sounds very good. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. I'm working my way through TBR mountain and landed on Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas this week. Happy reading!

Anne Bennett said...

Wow, this book sounds really good and fast-paced. I will look around for it.

My Friday Quotes

Heather Fineisen said...

This one is on my list. It looks like a good one. Enjiy

fredamans said...

Sounds like an emotional read! Happy weekend!

Laura Thomas said...

Great excerpt. And I'm a pushover for fun covers. LOL

My Friday 56 from Scar Tissue

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Ooh, this sounds intriguing! Hopefully this one has a happy ending. Have a lovely weekend!

guiltless reader said...

Great cover for an interesting storyline! I'm reading Mariposa Gang ... short stories, YAY!
http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2016/07/friday56-bookbeginnings-mariposa-gang.html

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Hmm - I like the sound of the 56! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.