Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!
Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark
Summary: Why does Kate Connelly ask a retired employee Gus to meet her at the family’s antique furniture museum at four thirty in the morning? What are they doing when the building explodes, leaving Gus dead and Kate in a coma? Are they victims or perpetrators?
First Sentence of Prologue:
Sometimes Kate dreamed about that night, even though it wasn’t a dream.
First Sentence of Chapter One
At four o’clock in the morning, Gus Schmidt dressed silently in the bedroom of his modest home on Long Island, hoping not to disturb his wife of fifty-five years. He was not successful.
It’s interesting that the book opens with the two characters who according to the book blurb are soon going to be in a coma and dead, respectively.
Mary Higgins Clark is now 89 years old and has written some 51 books. That is a remarkable career!
What do you think? Would you keep reading? Are you a fan of Mary Higgins Clark?