#BookBeginnings Beneath the Surface

Let’s take a look at  Beneath the Surface: An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery by Jo Spain for Book Beginnings on Fridays.

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!

 

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Beneath the Surface: An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery* by Jo Spain

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Summary: In this police procedural set in Dublin, Ryan Finnegan, a senior advisor to a government official, is murdered. Inspector Tom Reynolds has to figure out if the motive was political or deeply personal.

Prologue:

The Death
I am going to die.
I know this as surely as  I know I don’t want to.

Chapter 1.

The Investigation
Friday, 11:30 p.m., Dublin

Well, that had been a total and utter disaster.

Discussion:

Oh my, I just started reading this and can’t wait to get back to it. A police procedural set in Dublin is candy to me.

I can already tell Jo Spain is a screenwriter as well as author. The text is pretty dialogue heavy so far. However, I don’t mind a lot of dialogue. It can make a novel fly by.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

Do you like novels with a lot of dialogue?

4 Comments

  1. Both of these excerpts have me wanting to read this one. I haven’t read anything by Jo Spain before, I’m afraid, but I like the idea of a mystery set in Dublin. I don’t mind lot of dialogue either, as long as there aren’t a lot of repetitive he said, she said. I hope you have a great weekend, Roberta.

  2. I do enjoy a good police procedural, especially when the story is set in Dublin. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  3. I love books like this. I’m definitely intrigued for more. Thanks for sharing. Happy reading! 🙂

  4. I love the setting! Dublin sounds like the perfect backdrop to a police procedural. I hope that you love it. 🙂

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