I am still reading the same book I shared last week, and so thought I would give you a taste of another book I read recently called Unraveling by Karen Lord.
In this standalone fantasy novel by an award-winning author, the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of spirits, myth, and memory, steeped in Caribbean storytelling.
Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files.
It appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose, chasing a myth to achieve immortality. Together, Miranda, Chance, and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes, following threads of memory to locate the shadowy killer. As they journey deeper, they discover even more questions that will take pain and patience to answer. What is the price of power? Where is the path to redemption? And how can they stop the man--or monster--who would kill the innocent to live forever? [Goodreads Summary]
A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
A chorus of tree frogs trilled in the damp, velvet darkness, wide awake and relentless as they spoke their authority over the nocturnal world. The village of Makendha slowly marked the hours to midnight with a quieting of laughter and argument, a dimming and darkening, and a staccato punctuation of ending sounds--the shutting of doors, the dropping of shoes, and the weighty hush of a house empty of talk but filled with dreaming.
My thoughts: Although not very revealing about what the book is about, I really like this opening and the image it creates.
"You were on the bus. What happened? What did you see?"
He stared at her, looked down, smiled, shook his head, and met her eyes again with such regret that Miranda faltered. "Dr. Ecouvo, one word from you could have me committed to the psychiatric wards. I'll keep the fullness of that nightmare to myself." [excerpt from 56%]
My thoughts: Although eager to hear what he has to say, his response has me thinking the answer is worse than I could imagine.
Does this sound like something you would enjoy reading?
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Do you have a favorite classic? When did you read it? High school or as an adult? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)
I have many favorites, but I imagine Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte would be at the top of that list. It is one of the handful of books I have read multiple times, finding reasons to love it more each time. I first read it in high school, then in college, and have read is multiple times since then as well.
What about you? Do you have a favorite classic?
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