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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 217!


Rules:
*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.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.



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It wasn't until I walked around one of the card tables that I saw him. He was lying on the concrete floor in a dark puddle, one leg crumbled under him at an odd angle, his chest a bloody ruin. It was Brian Vanderhall.

Book Beginnings

I should have known better than to let him in. Brian Vanderhall showed up on my doorstep in the falling snow wearing flip-flops, track shorts, and an old MIT T-shirt, the breath steaming from his mouth in little white gusts. It would have saved me a lot of trouble if I had slammed the door in his face, never mind the cold. Instead, like a fool, I stepped aside.

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Comments

  1. Interesting - based on the beginning I wasn't expecting that!

    :)

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  2. That's definitely a memorable cover. The opening makes me curious about Brian Vanderhall, and I'm wondering why he's dead in your Friday 56 choice. Intriguing!
    Thank you for hosting us.

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  3. Great 56 it is really creepily scary but all so intriguing!

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  4. I'm definitely curious now, but that book cover though. . .wow ha ha! Have a lovely weekend Freda :)

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  5. That 56 has me intrigued. Hope you're enjoying it and thanks for adding me to the linky. :-)
    Happy weekend!

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  6. Oh my goodness this snippet pulls you right in. I want to know so much more now.

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  7. Between the 56 and the Beginning I have so many questions! Brian Vanderhall doesn't sound like the most popular of people!

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  8. The quotes make it seem like a murder thriller, but the book cover is kind of creepy and sci-fi. I am guilty of often choosing books for the cover first.

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  9. Oh boy, something bad has happened here.

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  10. Weird cover and great teasers. I wonder what's going on.
    sherry @ fundinmentalFriday Memes

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  11. Well, that was unexpected! I am guessing we are in a casino-esque setting so I'm going with gang-crime! I'd be much more disturbed if I found someone's broken body on my floor! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have an amazing weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  12. Creepy cover. But I want to know what happened to him!

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  13. Both are full of tension and danger.

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  14. This sounds interesting!! :)

    Stormi

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  15. Hmm. I just commented and I am not sure it came through. What I said was I really like "walked around one of the card tables," and thanks very much for the linkup!

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  16. interesting teaser and cover

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  17. Sounds like a great mystery. Hope you enjoy it!

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