Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Same Deep Water by Lisa Swallow

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Once, I wanted to die. That was the night I met Guy.
 The strange man with flowers stepped from the shadows and saved my life.
Guy. Dimpled smile. Body of a surf god. Smart and funny.
Running out of time.
 We became travelling companions through life, ticking off items on our bucket lists. I’d hidden from happiness for years and kept my life under strict control. Guy showed me how to step into the world and experience more. He brought light into the shadows and helped me through the darkness.
I became Phe again. I lived.
There’s just one problem.
We fell in love and this wasn’t part of our plans.
I thought I could cope with our uncertain future until Guy revealed a secret. His betrayal changed everything.
Sometimes, believing the lies we tell ourselves is easier than dealing with the truth.

Book Beginning:
The rough wooden fence erected to keep people from the edge of the rocky cliff frequently fails. Even if the council erected ten-foot barriers with razor wire, the determined would find their way through. By the time the decision is made to come here, one last obstacle is nothing.

This first paragraph instantly made me want to know what brought here here, and when I found out, it was worse than I assumed.

56% on tablet:
Through Guy I'm learning I don't have to remain frozen in a moment, or controlled by the past, and that my reliance on medication only to change my life is wrong.


  1. Sounds like a very interesting read! The first paragraph also makes me more curious as to what brought her there. Definitely gotta add this to my TBR :)
    Happy weekend!

    Here's my Friday 56!

    Your GFC follower, Lillie @LittleLillieReads

  2. I am not sure I could handle the style of writing but it sounds interesting. Happy Friday!

  3. Great snippets. They really do make you curious about the book.

    My Friday 56 is from When We Were by Alexandria Diaz:

  4. From suicide to love to maybe contemplating suicide again. This sounds heart wrenching. What was he hiding from her?

    Here's my 56 -

  5. Pulled me right in!
    Happy weekend!

  6. That's a great opening that makes me want to read more. Love the cover too.
    My Friday post features Key to Love.