February 26, 2016

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings #8

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader.  Visit their links to learn more.
Title:  Breathless
Author:  Dean Koontz
The Beginning:  A moment before the encounter, a strange expectancy overcame Grady Adams, a sense that he and Merlin were not alone.

The Friday 56:  Few crimes occurred in this remote land, and those were mostly crimes of passion, seldom theft or vandalism.  Consequently, Grady occasionally forgot to lock the workshop door.

He might have forgotten this time, but he hadn't left the door open, as it now stood.  With the faintest click of claws, Merlin preceded his master across the threshold.

Comment:  I'm not sure where this novel is headed, but it's got my interest!


  1. That one short sentence at the beginning already sets up a lot of expectation in the reader's mind. Hope you enjoy it! :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

  2. Visiting from The Friday 56!

    Can you believe I've never read Dean Koontz? *sheesh*

    1. Wow, you gotta give him a try. I've read over 25 of his books and most of them are great (although a few were just so-so)!!

  3. I hate that feeling of knowing there's someone around! Koontz seems like quite the suspense writer. I've actually never tried any of his books yet!

  4. Lots of interesting atmospheric stuff in those two snippets! Love it!

    Sadly, I too have never read any Dean Koontz.

    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

    1. Okay, next year I'm doing a Read Dean Koontz challenge for y'all! Seriously, give him a try! =)

  5. Good beginning because you get sucked right in.

    Thanks for sharing your post on BBOF!

  6. I love Koontz books. I bet this is good. Happy Sunday!

  7. I like Koontz, but I haven't tried this one yet. Sounds good though. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).


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