Book beginnings & the Friday 56 #2

#bookbeginnings #thefriday56

I have just discovered some book Memes BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 – hosted by Freda’s Voice  and in order to spice up the blog a little I am going to start taking part in these every Friday.  Both memes involve sharing excerpts from a current book you are reading – the beginning and a sentence from page 56.


I am currently reading:

Did you see Melody? by Sophie Hannah

9 October 2017 

If I could turn and run, I would. Run back home, however long it took. Six months, probably – and I’d need to be able to sprint across the Atlantic Ocean. My legs twitch with the urge to race back to Patrick, Jess and Olly and pretend none of this ever happened.

First thought

Who is running, and what or who are they running from?? Where have they come from?

I am guessing it is a female – a wife and mother perhaps, but apart from that i have no idea who, what, why or where we are at this moment and time.



*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.

‘I was trying to protect you.’ Heidi fought back tears. ‘Since your interview with Mallory Tondini, there’s been a lot of respect out there for your judgment. Some of it grudging, sure, but still . . . respect.

Ok so I have idea who Heidi is as I am only 1 chapter in, and I don’t this gives much away as to who she is talking – who was she trying to protect, what was the interview about? 

So many questions I better find the answer to!


Book Blurb – taken from NetGallery

She’s the most famous murder victim in the country.

What if she’s not dead?

Did You See Melody? is a different kind of Sophie Hannah novel.

It is a stand alone.

It is pure psychological suspense, with a chilling hook and a killer central mystery.

It combines Sophie’s critically acclaimed writing with a pacy and twisty plot.


Taken from Goodreads

Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can’t afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied – by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist – but Cara’s fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can’t possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn’t know what to trust: everything she’s read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

What are our thoughts?


I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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