Friday Book Beginnings & the Friday 56 | #43

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

To Be Published On: September 19th, 2017

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Summary (from Goodreads): From award-winning and bestselling author Michael Redhill comes a darkly comic literary thriller about a woman who fears for her sanity–and then her life–when she learns that her doppelganger has appeared in a local park.

Jean Mason has a doppelganger. At least, that’s what people tell her. Apparently it hangs out in Kensington Market, where it sometimes buys churros and shops for hats. Jean doesn’t rattle easy, not like she used to. She’s a grown woman with a husband and two kids, as well as a thriving business, and Toronto is a fresh start for the whole family. She certainly doesn’t want to get involved in anything dubious, but still . . . why would two different strangers swear up and down they’d just seen her–with shorter hair furthermore?

Jean’s curiosity quickly gets the better of her, and she visits the market, but sees no one who looks like her. The next day, she goes back to look again. And the day after that. Before she knows it, she’s spending an hour here, an afternoon there, watching, taking notes, obsessing and getting scared. With the aid of a small army of locals who hang around in the market’s only park, she expands her surveillance, making it known she’ll pay for information or sightings. A peculiar collection of drug addicts, scam artists, philanthropists, philosophers and vagrants–the regulars of Bellevue Square–are eager to contribute to Jean’s investigation. But when some of them start disappearing, it becomes apparent that her alleged double has a sinister agenda. Unless Jean stops her, she and everyone she cares about will face a fate stranger than death. 

Beginning: My doppleganger problems began one afternoon in early April.

Page 56: The letter was my final test for the existence of an Ingrid. If she existed, and after getting it she did not come and meet me, it would mean her friendship with Katerina was false.

Thoughts: I am exactly 56 pages into this book so I thought it was perfect for The Friday 56 this week! I am very intrigued about the doppleganger nonsense. I can’t imagine what it feels like to have someone look so eerily like you that lots of people keep mistaking you for one another. I can’t wait for the twist and the reasoning!

What do you think?


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4 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings & the Friday 56 | #43

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds interesting and a little scary. I hope you continue to enjoy it. My teaser is from a historical mystery – A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas. Happy reading!


  2. Breana M. says:

    Wow, this book sounds fantastic.I hope you enjoy it!


  3. Sounds like a wonderful read! Happy weekend!


  4. Literary Feline says:

    I am hooked already, just from the description and the teaser you shared. I hope it turns out to be a good one! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend.


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