#BookBeginnings Girl Gone Missing by Marcie R Rendon


Looking forward to reading Girl Gone Missing by Marcie R. Rendon 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!



Girl Gone Missing* by Marcie R. Rendon

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Summary:  Nineteen-year-old Cash Blackbear goes to Moorhead State college during the day and drives trucks delivering crops at night. She has little time to connect with classmates. That is, until she begins dreaming that the blonde girls who have recently gone missing from campus. Her dreams show they are trapped and trying to escape. What is going on? Can she help them?

First Sentence:

Cash pulled herself up and out of her bedroom window. Her heart beat in her ears and she shivered uncontrollably. She took off running barefoot, zig-zagging across the damp ground.



The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The premise is simple. Turn to page 56 in the book and pick a quote.


The truckload of beets weighed a lot more than corn or wheat, probably because the beetroots were water dense. They also tended to have field dirt clinging to them even though the newer machines were better at cleaning the large clumps off the root before they were ever loaded on the trucks.

It was hard to find a place to start and stop the quotes. In the sections I have read so far, the words flow like water. They keep going, moving forward, tumbling to the next and to the next and to the next, pulling you right along like you are being swept along. It is hard to put down.

Neither of the quotes show you Cash, an Anishinabe woman who is smart and mature beyond her years. This is the second in a series. The first was Murder on the Red River, which I have not read.

What do you think?  Are you in the mood for an amateur sleuth mystery?


  1. Anne@HeadFullofBooks

    I am a little confused by the summary of the book but the quotes seem solid. I know what you mean about having a hard time narrowing down which quotes to include. My Friday quotes post

  2. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    That opening definitely catches your attention! And I’m wondering, does she have psychic powers and can see where the missing girls are? That is a very intriguing way for a crime novel to go about its mystery. I hope you enjoy this one and that you have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. Lauren @ Always Me

    This sounds intriguing. I might have to look into this series. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Great excerpts, especially the opening lines. Here’s mine: “FORGIVE ME”

  5. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

    Sounds like an intriguing series.

  6. Cindy Davis

    Hmm, that sounds like an interesting read. Hope you enjoy it. Here is my link if you’d like to stop by: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/11/first-line-friday-24-henry-goose-who.html

  7. Freda Mans-Labianca

    I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I can relate to that beginning.
    Sounds like a read for me. Happy weekend!

  8. Karen

    I picked up the first book in this series, Murder on the Red River, which I really liked. It helps explains how Cash is “seeing” the missing girls. I definitely recommend it.

    • Roberta

      Good to know. I will look for it.

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