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. Sounds like a nail biting read; hope you like it Emma.

    1. I think it will be. So far, I must say, so good.

  2. Might be too scary for me, lol. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. At least so far it’s not too gruesome. Just a couple of murders 😉

  3. Definitely the kind of story I couldn’t read at night, but I would keep reading! I’ve been noticing this one around. Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “THE LAKE HOUSE”

    1. I was in London last week and couldn’t miss posters for the whole series. I hadn’t realised how popular they were.

  4. Frightfall! I love it! Um, yes, I would definitely want to keep reading this one to find out what’s going on; what a beginning!

    1. It is such a great idea. I just wish I could get motivated more for Frankenstein. Still Eeny Meeny is doing me just fine.

  5. I think I would keep reading but I’m fairly scare proof!!

    1. I just hope there isn’t too much gore but so far, I have to say, so good!

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

  7. Oooh – I’d keep reading that one for sure…intrigued!

    1. I have been. Really enjoying so far 😄 thanks for visiting.

  8. This books sounds so good. I would probably read this and save Frankenstein for some other time.

    1. That’s what I’m thinking!

  9. What a scary premise! Yes I’d go with this one especially as you haven’t gone too far with Frankenstein.

  10. […] for Frightfall, I finally found my rhythm late last week and got not only Frankenstein but also Eeny Meeny finished too (a review of that will follow later in the […]

  11. […] the posts I hope to write will be reviews for Eeny Meeny and The Sudden Departure of the Frasers. Both of which I enjoyed, though they were very different […]

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