Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers, who do the same.

In last week’s Bookish Friday, I enjoyed excerpting “The Girl with No Past.”

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s 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!

What better way to spend a Friday!

Today’s feature is a book I hope to read soon:  Remember Mia, by Alexandra Burt.





Beginning:  “Mrs. Paradise?”

A voice sounds of nowhere.  My thoughts are sluggish, as if I’m running underwater.  I try and try but I’m not getting anywhere.

“Not stable.  Eighty over sixty.  And falling.”ch

Oh God, I’m still alive.


56:  I emptied the shopping bags, one by one, placed every item in baskets on the white shelf, convinced that as long as I kept her room in order, I could also keep the chaos at bay.  I took out the clothes and reached for the scissors to cut off the tags.


Blurb:  Like Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, Remember Mia is a riveting psychological suspense, exploring what happens when a young mother’s worst nightmare becomes devastatingly real…

First I remember the darkness.
Then I remember the blood.
I don’t know where my daughter is.

Estelle Paradise wakes up in a hospital after being found near dead at the bottom of a ravine with a fragmented memory and a vague sense of loss. Then a terrifying reality sets in: her daughter is missing.

Days earlier, Estelle discovered her baby’s crib empty in their Brooklyn apartment. There was no sign of a break-in, but all traces of seven-month-old Mia had disappeared. Her diapers, her clothes, her bottles—all gone.

Frustrated and unable to explain her daughter’s disappearance, Estelle begins a desperate search. But when the lack of evidence casts doubt on her story, Estelle becomes the number one suspect in the eyes of the police and the media.

As hope of reuniting with Mia becomes all she has left, Estelle will do anything to find answers: What has she done to her baby? And what has someone else done to her?


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?  I love a good psychological thriller, and I’ve heard great things about this one.



  1. My first thought was that I liked the cover. Something about doors triggers my photographic mind. Your teases really made me wonder and I had to read the blurb. This sounds like a fantastic book. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes


    • Ha-ha…No, parents who want to keep some sanity in their lives know that they can’t sweat the small stuff, and a child’s room comes under that umbrella.

      However, in this case, I think the mother is struggling with sanity issues. Thanks for stopping by, Brooke.

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