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Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday, and I am eager to move on.  Yes, there can be too much of a good thing…LOL.

Today I have grabbed a book from my stack to feature:  Catch Me, by Lisa Gardner.





Beginning:  (Prologue)

The little girl woke up the way she’d been trained:  quickly and quietly.  She inhaled once, a hushed gasp in the still night, then her eyes fixed on her mother’s drawn face.

Chapter One:

My name is Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant.

I live in Boston, work in Boston, and in four days, will probably die here.

I’m twenty-eight years old.

And I don’t feel like dying just yet.


56:  My Taurus semiauto had a nickel finish with rosewood grip.  It weighed twelve ounces, fit snug in the palm of my hand, and I’d come to welcome the feel of the warm wood against my fingers.


Goodreads Blurb:  In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner’s latest D.D. Warren thriller, the relentless Boston investigator must solve a coldly calculated murder–before it happens.

In four days, someone is going to kill me . . .

Detective D. D. Warren is hard to surprise. But a lone woman outside D.D.’s latest crime scene shocks her with a remarkable proposition: Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston’s top detective to handle the death investigation.

It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle.
Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21st, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.

But as D.D. quickly learns, Charlie Grant doesn’t plan on going down without a fight. By her own admission, the girl can outshoot, outfight, and outrun anyone in Boston. Which begs the question, is Charlie the next victim, or the perfect perpetrator? As D.D. tracks a vigilante gunman who is killing pedophiles in Boston, she must also delve into the murders of Charlie’s friends, racing to find answers before the next gruesome January 21 anniversary. Is Charlie truly in danger, or is she hiding a secret that may turn out to be the biggest threat of all?

In four days, someone is going to kill me. But the son of a bitch has gotta catch me first.


Are you drawn to this book through these excerpts?  What are you sharing today?



  1. Hi Lorraine,

    I love Lisa Gardner books, but haven’t read this one, although the title rang bells, so I have just searched and found a copy on my shelf.

    The little girl must have been so scared, despite the fact that her mother was nearby when she woke.

    If that wasn’t enough to keep me reading on, then the opening of Chapter One certainly was! To know you are going to die and leave a child behind, but not know how or when !!!

    Thanks for sharing,



  2. Is this sort of a dystopian novel even though it’s labeled as a thriller? The beginning sounds like that and I’m wondering why she feels she will die there! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!


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