Friday, 18 October 2013

Book Beginnings on Friday....

Hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader

Book Beginnings on Fridays as stated by the host was started:

"to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires."

You can share on Google + and social media , please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings and there's also a Mr Linky on the host's blog.

July 2013

A bit of blurb

A jumble of entries, written in different hands, different languages, and different times. They tell of a rumour. A shadow. A killer.

The only interest that Oxford Professor Charles Meredith has in the diaries is as a record of Hungarian folklore ... until he comes face to face with a myth.

For Hannah Wilde, the diaries are a survival guide that taught her the three rules she lives by: verify everyone, trust no one, and if in any doubt, run.

But Hannah knows that if her daughter is ever going to be safe, she will have to stop running and face the terror that has hunted her family for five generations.

And nothing in the diaries can prepare her for that.


"It was only when Hannah Wilde reached the farmhouse shortly after midnight that she discovered how much blood her husband had lost...."

Everything about this books strikes a chill into my soul. The book's cover art is really scary and this opening sentence makes me want to discover just why Hannah's husband should have lost so much blood...

What do you think ?

The String Diaries is Stephen Lloyd Jones' debut novel. He lives in England with his wife and family.

Stephen Lloyd Jones
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  1. I'm such a big chicken! Although I enjoyed this book's beginning, I avoid this kind of story because the scary images tend to stay with me. I read to escape! Here's my latest: My Friday Post

  2. It does sound creepy...but it seems like one of those books that grabs you by the throat and thus, you can't put it down. Here's my Friday post:

  3. Wow...I love this beginning. THANKS.

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    My Book Beginnings


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