Friday’s Book Excerpts

Happy Friday, readers!

Each week I share book excerpts with:

  • Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current book, as well as any first impressions or initial thoughts they might have. 
  • The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences, and post them.

My excerpts for this week will be from my current read: Cove by Cynan Jones.




Out at sea, in a sudden storm, a man is struck by lightning. When he wakes, injured and adrift on a kayak, his memory of who he is and how he came to be there is all but shattered. Now he must pit himself against the pain and rely on his instincts to get back to shore, and to the woman he dimly senses waiting for his return.

Book Beginning:

You hear, on the slight breeze, the tunt tunt, tunt tunt before you see the boat. You feel illicit.

When the boat comes alongside they cut the engine. Shout.

Waves break, the breeze. You don’t hear.

The Friday 56:

Somewhere he feels his ticking heart, an engine trying to start. Was he nearly gone? Was he gone?

What are you reading this weekend? Feel free to join in with lines from your current read!


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