Friday Meme’s ~ The Next to Die

May 24, 2019 Misc. 14

BMR,Friday's MemeSince there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

The New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders and Woman with a Secret returns with a disturbing tale of psychological suspense and obsession that hits at the heart of some of our most precious relationships.

What if having a best friend could put you in the crosshairs of a killer?

A psychopath the police have dubbed “Billy Dead Mates” is targeting pairs of best friends, and killing them one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.

For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or figure out what the white books symbolize and why the killer leaves them behind. The police are on edge; the public in a panic. Then a woman, scared by what she’s seen on the news, comes forward. What she reveals shocks the investigators and adds another troubling layer to an already complex case.

Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy’s peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did last year. Was the stranger Billy, and is he targeting her—or is it something more nefarious? Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how—and why—could Billy Dead Mates want to target her? If it’s not her, then who will be the next to die?

Sophie Hannah raises the stakes with each successive page in this haunting and twisting thriller that reaffirms her place as one of today’s most talented suspense writers.

So I didn’t realize this was book #10 in a series so I have been holding off on trying it but I should try it as I got an ARC of it a while back and feel bad about not reading it. I just have such OCD about jumping into a series! 🙁

My tip for anyone under scrutiny from the police: as soon as you try to hide something, you make it glaringly visible, like the buildings and bridges that are sometimes wrapped in white cloth by artists, make everyone stare and point at them.

I think that is a good tip. 🙂

Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday  Teaser but  you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.

“In all four instances so far, the victim has been given one of these little white books. This isn’t one of them-it’s a mockup, but it’s very similar to the real thing. Billy’s four victims each found a small book like this in his or her home or among his or her possessions several weeks before the murder occurred in each case.”

The 56 was taken from page 56 of an ARC so it’s subject to have changed in the final copy.

Well, that has my interest peaked anyway…lol.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

Do you continue with a book even though you aren’t liking it? 

Some times but most of the time no. I have to be really curious about where I think it’s going and want to know to keep going. Most of the time if I put it down and have no desire to pick it up again I don’t.


14 Responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ The Next to Die”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I’m starting to get “some” better at DNF’ing. I applaud you for starting this book, I’m pretty neurotic about starting books at the beginning of the series. Billy Dead Mates does sound interesting though.

    • Stormi

      Yes you are though I still have to push you to do it sometimes! LOL 🙂 I actually found the overdrive library has book one so I might try it first and see how it goes. 🙂

    • Stormi

      I always pick books that sound good but sometimes the execution of the book doesn’t go well…lol. 🙂

  2. Laura Thomas

    I’m known for jumping into a series anywhere. LOL This does sound good, Stormi. Sorry I’ve been missing recently. Internet was down for a week. Got it back. And they had to come fix it again!

    • Stormi

      Yeah, your good at that and I wish I was better at it but it just drives me crazy! I can’t even do it even if the series books don’t have anything to do with each other! 🙂

  3. Freda

    I’ll have to check this series out on GR. I added you to the Linky. Happy Memorial day weekend!

  4. Nicki J. Markus

    Hope you’ll enjoy it. I imagine it’s one of those series where you may miss some background by starting mid-series but it won’t actually affect the principal plot.

    • Stormi

      Yeah it’s why I am hesitant, but I found overdrive has #1 so might try it first.

  5. Flora

    I know what you mean about jumping into a well established series, I usually don’t like doing that either.

    I don’t DNF any ARCs that I’ve received or ones I’ve paid money for but freebies I’ve got through sighing up to websites, instafreebie or Kindle, yeah, if they don’t capture and hold my interest I put them down. Time’s too short. 😉

    • Stormi

      I don’t mind DNFing ARCs, it’s either that or write a not so glowing review. If I paid for it and I hate it I don’t keep forcing myself either. I have a hard enough time not getting in a book slump without torturing myself but I know a lot of people are like you. 🙂

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