Turning The Page (#1)

I’ve decided to create my own meme where every Friday (sometimes it might be Saturdays as I might be busy) I add the current page of the book I’m reading RIGHT NOW!! Exceptions of this is where the page gives away spoilers as I know how frustrating that can be…

For example, the book that I’m starting now is “The Edge Of Nowhere” by Elizabeth George. The publisher is Hodder Books. The first page (after the prologue) is:

“Becca King’s mother Laurel had traded the Lexus SUV at the first opportunity after they’d descended interstate five on the serpentine stretch of highway known as the Grapevine in California. She’d lost money on the car, but money wasn’t the issue. Getting away from San Diego along with getting rid of the Lexus was. She’d traded it for a 1998 Jeep Wrangler, and the moment they’d crossed the California state line into Oregon, she began looking for a place to unload the Jeep as well. A 1992 Toyota RAV4 came next. But that only took them up through Oregon to the border with Washington. As quickly as possible and making sure it was all legal, Laurel then dumped the Toyota for a 1988 Ford Explorer, which was what mother and daughter had driven ever since. Becca hadn’t questioned any of this. She’d known the desperate reason it had to be done, just as she knew the the reason there could be no more Hannah Armstrong. For she and her mother were travelling as fast as they could, leaving house, school and names behind them. Now they sat in the Explorer in Mukilteo, Washington. The car was backed into a parking space in front of an old wooden-floored store called Woody’s Market, across the water from Whidbey Island. It was early evening,, and a heavy mist that was not quite fog hung between the mainland and the island. From where they were parked, Whidbey was nothing more than an enormous hulk surmounted by tall conifers and having a band of lights at the bottom where a few houses were strung along the shore.”

Well, that’s intriguing, isn’t it? I know I’m certainly wondering why they’ve changed everything… Drop a comment below, tell me what you think of this extract!


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