Tuesday Intro: 6th October, 2015

Once again this week I’m 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.

As I mentioned Saturday, I’m taking part in Frightfall this week – with the plan to read one scary book. I chose Frankenstein, which I started last night though didn’t get too far through I must admit.  Also on Saturday though, I started, Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge – it’s pretty scary too and, so far, a page turner so I’m wondering if I should swap my choice?

Here’s what it’s about…

17860826They were going to spend the rest of their lives together. Soul mates. But when a young couple wakes up alone together, disorientated and trapped, they are yet to grasp the true horror of their situation. They have no food, no water. Instead there is a gun loaded with a single bullet and a mobile phone with enough power only to deliver a short message: ‘when one of you kills the other, the survivor will walk free’. For their captor it’s simple: set the scene, watch, wait and leave the victims to do the killing. Tortured by fear, desperation, starvation and thirst, there’s only one way to end their ordeal: one of them must die.

DI Helen Grace and her team know they are hunting a complex predator whose broken survivors must endure their role as living calling cards. And killers. The victims – work colleagues, a mother and daughter, a pair of dancers – appear to be chosen at random and yet the planning is meticulous. There must be something driving the choice of victims, but until DI Grace can establish a connection, the killer is unreachable. A breakthrough is elusive and then, terrifyingly, the investigation begins to turn full circle…

And here’s how it starts…

Sam is asleep.  I could kill him now.  His face is turned from me – it wouldn’t be hard. Would he stir if I moved? Try and stop me? Or would he just be glad that this nightmare was over?

What do you think – should I swap? would you keep reading?



  1. Frightfall sounds like a fun event. I have been wanting to read Frankenstein, but even it’s small size intimidates me. I like the sound of the book you shared with us today–it also sounds like the perfect choice for Frightfall. You can’t go wrong with either choice, I don’t think.


    • I was rather surprised by how short Frankenstein is. I just think life gets too busy sometimes for the time it takes to read classics, even though it’s not hard as such it takes a while to get into the flow.


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