Book Beginnings: With Malice by Eileen Cook


Book beginnings is a meme set up by Rose City Reader. Every Friday post the first line of the book you’re reading along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Then add a link to your post on Rose City Reader’s blog.

My Book Beginning

With Malice by Eileen Cook

With Malice by Eileen Cook

Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep

I’m not a morning person. Understatement. My hand couldn’t seem to muster the energy to turn off the alarm. It picked at the covers. The blanket felt wrong.

Scratchy. Thin.

This isn’t my bed.

I recently requested this book on NetGalley after reading a review that had me intrigued by it. I haven’t read the synopsis as I like the idea of reading novels without knowing too much about them in advance. I have to say that the opening lines of this novel have me wanting to read more immediately! This opening has a real sinister feel to it and it straight away feels like something bad has happened to the protagonist. There is also the possibility that the narrator has just crashed for the night somewhere and had momentarily forgotten so there is a lot of scope for what might happen next. I don’t think this book will be on my TBR for very much longer!

*Please note that this quote is taken from an ARC of the novel

What do you think of the opening? Does it make you want to read further?

11 thoughts on “Book Beginnings: With Malice by Eileen Cook

  1. Oh, yes, I must know more! How weird to wake up with that sense of not knowing where she is…the situation makes me speculate about all the possibilities, from the mildly amusing to the frightening. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

      • I read this one this past week and gave it 4 stars, it really surprised me on how intriguing it became. And I hope your feeling better now!

  2. I am so excited for this one, and reading this expert has made me even more excited to see what happens! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

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