Tuesday Intro: 1st September, 2015

After a lovely few weeks holidaying, I’m back to blogging this week, linking up with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. I really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

Right now, I’m reading Freedom’s Child by Jax Miller, which I’m about halfway through.


Freedom Oliver has plenty of secrets. She lives in a small Oregon town and keeps mostly to herself. Her few friends and neighbors know she works at the local biker bar; they know she gets arrested for public drunkenness almost every night; they know she’s brash, funny, and fearless.

What they don’t know is that Freedom Oliver is a fake name. They don’t know that she was arrested for killing her husband, a cop, twenty years ago. They don’t know she put her two kids up for adoption. They don’t know that she’s now in witness protection, regretting ever making a deal with the Feds, and missing her children with a heartache so strong it makes her ill.

Then, she learns that her daughter has gone missing, possibly kidnapped. Determined to find out what happened, Freedom slips free of her handlers, gets on a motorcycle, and heads for Kentucky, where her daughter was raised. As she ventures out on her own, no longer protected by the government, her troubled past comes roaring back at her: her husband’s vengeful, sadistic family; her brief, terrifying stint in prison; and the family she chose to adopt her kids who are keeping dangerous secrets.

Here’s how it starts, short and sweet (well, maybe not sweet)…

“My name is Freedom Oliver and I killed my daughter. It’s surreal, honestly, and I’m not sure what feels more like a dream, her death or her existence. I’m guilty of both.”

What do you think – does it sound like something you’d keep reading?


  1. Well that sounds like a story and a half!!

    1. It is. It doesn’t seem to want to let me go – though not sure I like Freedom that much.

  2. Whoa. That sounds intense.

    1. That’s a good word for it…in a lot of places not just the opener.

  3. Well, that’s an intro that hooks you. I’d read more. Glad u joined us this week.

    1. Doesn’t it? There are quite a few of those moments. Thanks for hosting 😄

  4. It did pull me in, too, Emma…and I read it, not that long ago. A page turner! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. I really am surprised by how much I’m enjoying it. Hopefully it will last!

  5. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me book and author. I’m adding it to my list.

    1. It’s a debut so new to me too. Quite striking so far.

  6. I’m sorry, but its just not grabbing me. I do hope the rest of the book is a good read for you.

    1. I don’t think it will be for everyone. I have a feeling I will end up either loving or hating Freedom with nothing inbetween!

  7. I hope you enjoyed your holidays! I have a week of vacation coming up next week. I’m looking forward to the break.

    I love the intro you shared–it hooked me right away. And that description! It sounds so good! Intense.

    1. They were lovely thank you. Close to home but lots of days by the seaside or stately homes…and the sun shone. This really is a page turner. Enjoy if you read – and your own holidays.

  8. Wow – that’s quite an intro! I’m IN! Sounds like a fascinating story.

    1. So far it is. Doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all.

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