A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the amazing Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
Beth knew she couldn't leave for work until she dealt with the dead body on the beach. [opening line from the prologue of Mother-Daughter Murder Night]and
Three hundred miles south, Lana Rubicon lay sprawled on the dark slate floor of her kitchen, wondering how she got there. [opening line of chapter one of Murder-Daughter Murder Night]The first is the opening of the prologue and the second of the first chapter of Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon. Both are attention grabbers, aren't they? They certainly made me want to read more. I am not too far into the book yet, but I am already invested in the story and characters.
Nothing brings an estranged family together like a murder next door.
A lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths. Think: Gilmore Girls, but with murder.
“Mother-Daughter Murder Night is the perfect mix of family drama and murder mystery.” — Kellye Garrett, award-winning author of Like a Sister
High-powered businesswoman Lana Rubicon has a lot to be proud of: her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does.
Then Jack—tiny in stature but fiercely independent—happens upon a dead body while kayaking. She quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power.
With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other. [Goodreads Summary]
Does Mother-Daughter Murder Night sound like something you would like to read? What book is your bookmark in currently?
Do you download freebies? Read free preview chapters?
When I got my first e-reader, I downloaded freebies right and left. I subscribed to all the free and discount e-book newsletters I could find. Ultimately, I unsubscribed to all of them, and now limit myself to the monthly free Amazon Prime book or two. If you count Edelweiss and NetGalley for books in exchange for reviews, then yes, I use both to request books sometimes.
In terms of previewing chapters, the closest I come is to sometimes using the Amazon sample feature for a book I am on the fence about reading to see if I like the writing style and whether or not the book will grab hold of me from the start. I do the same in a bookstore with physical books if I am considering buying a book.
Do you download freebies and read free preview chapters?
Every Friday Coffee Addicted Writer from Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question which participants respond on their own blogs within the week (Friday through Thursday). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.
Never judge a book by its film adaptation. Do you concur? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
I am with Billy on this one. Some books are better. Some movies are better. Sometimes both are good in their own right, whether a close adaptation or completely off script.
Do you judge a book by its film adaptation?
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and tell me what you are reading and are up to!
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