Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #67

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!


Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Published on: July 25th, 2019 by Pamela Dorman Books

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Summary (from Goodreads): “This is a very difficult letter to write. I hope you will not hate us too much. . . My son broke into your home recently while you were out.”

In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses–and into the owners’ computers as well–learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too.

Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they’re telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets?

In this neighborhood, it’s not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . .

You never really know what people are capable of.

Book Beginning: “She’s standing in the kitchen, looking out the large back windows. She turns toward me — there’s a swing of thick, brown hair — and I see the confusion and then the sudden fear in her wide brown eyes.” (pg. 1)

Page 56: “‘It’s so creepy to think of somebody going through your house and getting into your computers when you’re not there’.” (pg. 56)

Thoughts: I already know I am going to devour this. Lapena writes such quick reads and packs a lot into the few pages. I can’t wait to start this one and I am glad finding these snippets didn’t ruin anything for me!

What are you currently reading? Does this book sound interesting to you?


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