Thursday, December 30, 2021

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Crime Strikes a Chord (The School of Hard Rocks Mysteries #2) by Christy Barritt

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 Crime Strikes a Chord (The School of Hard Rocks Mysteries #2) by Christy Barritt, an entertaining cozy mystery.

About the Book
With Christmas fast approaching and Grand Isle Music Conservatory’s big show to oversee, Camryn Paine has plenty to keep her occupied. Add a request to locate a stolen—and possibly cursed—Stradivari violin into the mix, and she fears it’s more than she can handle. After some pressure from her boss, Camryn agrees to investigate.

Things take an alarming turn when a suspect is found dead. Then someone from Camryn’s past appears with a secret that turns her world upside down. Suddenly, her busy Christmas seems perilous as well.

The more clues Camryn uncovers, the deeper she sinks into danger. With the holidays upon her, and both her past and future feeling uncertain, Camryn knows she can’t rest until she has answers. But the cost may be more than she’s willing to pay.

Book Beginnings
Had my husband been cheating on me?

Friday 56
I was just glad that I didn't have to be around Zeke for any extended period of time today. I was certain things would be awkward between us, and awkward wasn't my favorite emotion.

What have you been reading lately?

12 comments:

  1. Wow that's quite an opening, especially for a Holidays-themed novel! Fingers crossed Camryn ends the novel a little happier and with a non-cursed Stradivarius! I hope you have a lovely weekend and a great New Year's Eve!
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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  2. That cover is awesome! Happy reading!

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    1. Right? It's so eye-catching! Happy New Year! :)

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  3. I have not heard of this series but I am SO behind on reading her books! It sounds great, happy new year!! https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/12/first-line-friday-32-magdelenas-choice.html

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    1. It's so easy to get behind with her books. I never thought I'd say this, but she writes too fast, lol! Happy New Year! :)

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  4. That beginning... I hope not, for his sake... LOL
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Freda! Happy New Year! :)

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  5. So what is the answer? Was her husband cheating on her? Happy New Year My final Book Beginnings-Friday56 of 2021

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    1. We do find out towards the end of the book, but I don't want to spoil anything. 🤐 Happy New Year, Anne! :)

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