Thursday, May 13, 2021

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Secrets She Knew (Secrets and Lies #1) by D.L. Wood

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring Secrets She Knew (Secrets and Lies #1) by D.L. Wood, a really great cold case mystery.

About the Book
Boston police detective Dani Lake dreads returning to her small hometown of Skye, Alabama, for her ten-year high school reunion--and not just for the normal reasons.

At only fifteen, Dani tragically discovered the body of her murdered classmate, setting in motion the process that led to the unjust conviction of her dear friend and an unshakable burden of guilt she carries to this day. So when new evidence surfaces during her trip home which suggests the truth Dani’s always suspected, she embarks on a mission to expose the real killer, aided by Skye police detective Chris Newton--who happens to be the man Dani’s best friend is dying to set her up with, and also the only person who believes her.

But when Dani pushes too hard, someone pushes back, endangering Dani and those closest to her as she unearths secrets deeper and darker than she ever expected to learn—secrets that may bring the truth to light, if they don’t get her killed first.

A Secrets and Lies Suspense Novel.
Thrilling, clean suspense and mystery laced with romance and faith.

Book Beginnings
Danielle Lake was fifteen years old the first time she saw a dead body.

Friday 56
The thumping sounds of Backstreet's Back filled the civic center's event hall as two hundred-plus people danced, ate, and caught up with old friends.

What have you been reading lately?

20 comments:

  1. Hi there Ashley! This one seems really good and right up my alley.

    Hope you enjoy it and happy weekend!

    Elza Reads

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    1. Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  2. I love the town name of Skye! The book beginning is also very chilling 😁 Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love it when a cold case gets solved, so I'll definitely be looking this one up! I also now have 'Backstreet's Back' stuck in my head xD I hope you have a lovely weekend and do drop by my Friday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. That song got stuck in my head too. But it'll randomly just pop up in my mind sometimes, lol! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  4. This sounds like a great story. This week I am spotlighting Amaryllis by Jayne Castle which is a "paranormal romantic suspense." Happy reading!

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  5. Intense beginning and that 56 made me pine for concerts! Sounds like a great read! Happy weekend!

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    1. Yes! A concert sounds like so much fun right now! Happy weekend! :)

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  6. I can't imagine finding a body that young--particularly a murder victim. I really enjoy cold case mysteries. It's been so long since I read a mystery like this though. They used to be my regular staple. I will have to give this one a try. Have a great weekend, Ashley.

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    1. It'd be a nightmare to find a body, especially at that age. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  7. I'm hooked just reading this post! I totally want to read this one. :D

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    1. It was really good! I definitely want to check out more from this author. Happy weekend! :)

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  8. "...fifteen the first time she saw a dead body." Oh my!

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    1. Right? I was so invested from that first line. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  9. A dead body at the age of 15 AND Backstreet Boys? Yes please! :)

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    1. That line about the Backstreet Boys gave me serious nostalgia. I was a huge fan back in the day. Happy weekend! :)

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    1. Awesome! I hope you love it if you get a chance to read it! Happy reading! :)

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