More Favourite Opening Lines 2016 #Books #amreading #SundayBlogShare

It’s all on twelve months since I first wrote about my favourite opening lines, so I reckon I’ve read enough books to warrant another selection. So in no particular order, here they are. Clicking on the book title will take you to my review if you’d like more info.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

15932273Mabel had known there would be silence. That was the point, after all. No infants cooing or wailing. No neighbour children playfully hollering down the lane. No pad of small feet on wooden stairs worn smooth by generations, or clackety-clack of toys along the kitchen floor. All those sounds of her failure and regret would be left behind, and in their place there would be silence.

Lowcountry Punch by Boo Walker

21863524The Miami I knew wasn’t all G-strings and mojitos. We were undercover, working our way up the stairs of a parking garage in the Latin Quarter, minutes from a cocaine exchange, with no backup. We’d been trying to get to whoever was up there for two weeks and needed to make arrests. I’d be damned if we were going to let them walk away just because there hadn’t been a chance to call it in. Continue reading

Off You Go ~ A Novella

  • Off You GoAudiobook Review
  • Author: Boo Walker
  • Performed by RC Bray
  • Published by Boo Walker, released June 2014 on Audible
  • Category: Crime, Mystery
  • four-half-stars

In Charleston, SC, a young woman has jumped off the Cooper River Bridge. She left a suicide note in her abandoned car. There were witnesses. But her mother doesn’t buy it and hires Dewey Moses, the vegetable farmer and sometime private investigator to find out the truth. Dewey finds out quickly that sometimes it’s best to leave things alone.

Dewey Moses is a recovering alcoholic and a man with a knack for growing vegetables, particularly black heirloom tomatoes called Cherokee Purples, which he called ‘maters just as his grandfather had. He is approached by Faye Callahan at the farmer’s market where he sells his produce, because she’d heard he was good at ‘getting to the bottom of things.’ Faye’s daughter, Gina, had jumped from the Cooper River Bridge several days ago, leaving a suicide note in her abandoned car. Faye can’t understand why Gina would take her own life at a time when she was happy and in love. Dewey agrees to help. Continue reading

Lowcountry Punch

  • LowcountryPunchAudiobook Review

  • Author: Boo Walker
  • Performed by RC Bray
  • Published by Boo Walker and released on Audible September 2014
  • Category: Crime/Thriller/Suspense
  • four-half-stars

After one of the worst nights of his life, DEA Agent T.A. Reddick leaves Miami for Charleston, SC, hoping a return to his roots will heal a wounded heart and the guilt of killing a friend. The sleepy and sultry city of Charleston is filled with echoes of the Old South: genteel playboys, society debutantes, and quiet cobblestone streets. But as Reddick will soon discover, there’s danger lurking under her charming veneer. When a movie star’s death shines a national spotlight on Charleston’s underground cocaine trade, he must go undercover to find the main supplier and shut him down. As a hurricane bears down on the port city and the DEA gets ready to spring its trap, Reddick must contend with more than he ever could have imagined.

TA Reddick is a Federal Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Miami. He and his partner are working an undercover drug ring and just getting ready to meet for a cocaine exchange in a multi storey garage. When they meet the two sellers TA recognises them as Diego and Robert Vasquez. Robert is a cop and a good friend of TA’s who had saved his life the year before. In the ensuing shoot out, Robert is killed and TA’s partner is injured. Diego Vasquez escapes.  Continue reading