Friday, March 11, 2022

Friday Memes: The Prey by Allison Brennan

 Happy Friday everybody!

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Beginning:
He studied her from afar. Objectively, as a scientist might contemplate an interesting germ. Even at this distance, she was a beautiful woman. 
Friday 56:
He waited for Tess to close her apartment door, then clamped a hand over her mouth. Thinking fast, she swung her laptop around hard and hit him in the shoulder, but the momentum of her attack enabled him to twist her wrist. He forced her to drop the computer and cruelly bent her arm back. He felt her wince and try to pivot for control. But she'd already lost.
I dug deep into TBR Mountain to find The Prey by Allison Brennan. I already had it when I began to catalog my books on LibraryThing in February of 2008. It seemed like a good time to finally read it since it was her debut novel.

Here is the description from Amazon:
First, she imagined it. Then a killer made it real.

Rowan Smith is living in a borrowed Malibu beach house while her bestselling novel is made into a Hollywood movie. A former FBI agent with a haunted past, Rowan thinks she has outrun her demons. But fiction and reality collide when a dismembered body is found in Colorado: the real-life victim had the same name, occupation, and looks as a character in Rowan’s novel. By the time the FBI, the LAPD, and her own private bodyguard gather around her, another person is killed–again, the murder ripped from the pages of Rowan’s book.

In the company of a former Delta Force officer with secrets of his own, Rowan faces an excruciating dilemma: the only way to chase down the tormenting killer is by revisiting the darkness of her past–and by praying for some way out again.

After the prey is chosen, the hunt is on and the kill is certain.

8 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy this one, happy reading! My post is here: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/03/first-line-friday-42-knox.html

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  2. A suspenseful thriller. Enjoy!

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  3. Sounds like my kind of read!! Happy weekend!

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  4. Sounds intense! Enjoy!
    Mine is in French this time. With free copies available, and credits to earn an egift card:
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  5. It's always good to check books off your tbr mountain!

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  6. oooh, sounds dark and sinister! Happy Reading!

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