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.

This week my excerpts are from my current read: Abandoned by Allison Brennan, which is scheduled for publication on August 14th, 2018.



Investigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases, but the one investigation she’s never attempted is the mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim her daughter. Seven years after the postcards stop coming, Martha Revere is declared legally dead, with no sign of what may have happened to her. Until now.

With a single clue―that her mother’s car disappeared sixteen years ago in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay―Max drops everything to finally seek the truth. As Max investigates, and her mother’s story unfolds, she realizes that Martha teamed up with a con man. They traveled the world living off Martha’s trust and money they conned from others.

Though no one claims to know anything about Martha or her disappearance, Max suspects more than one person is lying. When she learns the FBI has an active investigation into the con man, Max knows she’s on the right path. But as Max digs into the dark secrets of this idyllic community, the only thing she might find is the same violent end as her mother.

New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan weaves the intimate, unputdownable story of an investigator confronting the most important–and most dangerous–mystery of her career.

Book Beginning:

Martha Revere couldn’t leave without saying good-bye to Maxine. She was her daughter, after all.

The Friday 56:

Maybe if she rode this out, everything would work out and Phillip wouldn’t know about the paintings. At least, wouldn’t know that she had his stolen art. But she couldn’t take that chance. Not after she had seen the violence in his cold blue eyes.

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


9 thoughts on “Friday’s Book Excerpts

    1. It could be. It isn’t going to be published until August, but I know reviewers have been getting advanced copies of it from NetGalley since early April. I was approved for my copy all the way back on April 11th, but just started reading it now. Regardless, I like what I’ve read so far! 🙂

      Happy weekend to you too!


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