Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Treachery in Death by J. D. Robb

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 

Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 

If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.
The Friday 56

Rules:
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
I have been eagerly waiting for the next In Death book by J. D. Robb. I began Treachery in Death as soon as it arrived at my house. I love the relationship between Eve and Roarke all the time. I have heard good things about this particular episode. Here is the product description:
Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.

But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.
Beginning:
The old man lay dead on a scattered pile of candy bars and bubble gum.
Page 56, sentence 5:
Like her he scanned the shadows, the deep pits of dark. "It's nice to know we won't be walking home from here."


12 comments:

  1. That beginning is so interesting! It really makes me want to read more :)

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  2. That looks interesting (and it's smart of you to combine two memes). Someday my TBR-pile will fall over me and seriously injure me. Sigh!

    http://mostraum.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/book-beginnings-on-friday-feb-25th-2011/

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  3. Good ones this week! Happy Friday!

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  4. Oh, my, that opening is so poignant...showing us death against the ordinary things left behind.

    I have really been wanting to tackle the Death series by J. D. Robb. I've read some of her Arcane books....

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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  5. Hi!
    I've read the first book in the series but haven't gotten around to reading anymore. Now I'm going to have to try again. This one sounds intriguing. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books
    http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/02/friday-book-memes.html

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  6. That opening line really gets my attention. It takes a genius like Nora Roberts to think of an opener like that one.

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  7. Sounds creepy and great!

    Thanks for participating!

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  8. I haven't read a J.D. Robb book in awhile.

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  9. That beginning is kind of sad.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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  10. I love Nora Roberts but have yet to pick up a JD Robb....I've heard she's just as good under this pseudonym.

    Great Friday 56!

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