Friday, 3 August 2018

Friday Books - the punishment she deserves

Friday means the weekend is upon us, time to read.

At Book Beginningshosted by Rose City Reader, you share the first line, and  a few thoughts about the book.


 Here's the beginning of the book I'm featuring today.



I've read a few of the earlier Inspector Lynley novels. I was going nicely, in order, and now I've skipped ahead to #20. Can't say I'm sorry though, I loved this one. It's an investigation into an apparent suicide - in a police holding cell - of a son of one of the constituents of the small town of Ludlow. But it's also a chance to see if Barbara Havers, who has clearly been in trouble, is up to the task, or at the end of her career; and why is the MP of Ludlow getting involved and asking through Scotland Yard?




At Freda's Voice, you'll find the Friday56, where the excerpt comes from page 56 or 56% in your Kindle.

Here's page 56 of the punishment she deserves by Elizabeth George.



Are you ever reading, and then you realise you're on page 56, and your eyes start dashing over the page, looking for a quote to share? Happens to me all the time - I love it.

This was an easy one - I loved the humour of the waiter in this small English town hotel. I can see his wry expression as he delivers the last line.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love to visit your blog and check it out.

11 comments:

Laura Thomas said...

That opening brings back some memories. Strange names. LOL

My Friday 56 from Ghostgirl

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

This is a series I've always meant to start. Enjoy!

Harvee said...

Sounds like fascinating characters!

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds good. I've never read this series. I should look for a copy of book 1. Mine is from The Point by John Dixon - a science fiction thriller from my review stack. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

What names!! Sounds interesting! Happy weekend!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great excerpt...love those names. I haven't yet read this author. I should!

Here's mine: “GHOSTED”

Breana M. said...

I haven't heard of this book or the series before. It looks interesting.

Hallie Szott said...

Happy Friday!

Hmm, interesting...

Hallie @ Book by Book

Nicki J Markus said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this author - I'll have to pick up her stuff soon. Happy reading!

Check out my Friday post and please vote in my Make Me Read It Readathon poll

Ashley Sapp said...

Sounds like a great read! Love the snippets. Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)