Friday, June 4, 2021

June 4th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

 You know what I haven't done in a long time?  Book Beginnings and Friday 56.  I think I'll change that this week.

This week, I'm highlighting The Art of Betrayal by Connie Berry.

This is the third book in the Kate Hamilton series, set in England and featuring antiques.  And here's how this particular book starts:

The fourth of May was one of those glorious spring days in England that almost convince you nothing evil could ever happen again.

And yet, this is a murder mystery, so you know that evil is just around the corner.

Not to mention a change in the weather.  We find this exchange at 56% into the book:

"I'd forgotten how rainy it is in Suffolk," Lucy said, fingercombing her damp hair.
"Typical English summer."  Vivian rubbed her nose with the back of  her hand, leaving a smudge of flour.  "Disheartening showers interrupted by gales of disappointment."

So, it's not the best tease, but there isn't a cool like to pull out from that point in the book.  Trust me, this is a great book.  It comes out on Tuesday, and I'll be here with a full review of it that day.

I hope you'll come back then.  In the meantime, have a fabulous weekend.


  1. OK so I love antiques, love mysteries/thrillers, and am not mad at both of those taking place in the UK! I'll definitely be looking up this series and adding it to my TBR. I hope you have a lovely start to the weekend and do drop by my Friday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. This sound really good, and I like the quotes.

  3. Sounds interesting!! Happy weekend!


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