It's another Friday, hallelujah. Weekend and I can't wait to just sleep! Now, onto my Friday memes! Book Beginnings and Friday 56 are hosted by Rose City Reader and Freda's Voice. This week I'm using Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick.
In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man, apparently drinking the blood of a murdered woman. Terrified, he does nothing, telling himself afterwards that worse things happen in wars.
Seven years later he returns to the city - and sees the same man dining in the company of a fascinating young woman. When they leave the restaurant, Charles decides to follow...
A Love Like Blood is a dark, compelling thriller about how a man's life can change in a moment; about where the desire for truth - and for revenge - can lead; about love and fear and hatred. And it is also about the question of blood.
'Dogs are barking in the night.He's somewhere in the broken village on the hilltop opposite me.'I like the way this sets the mood a bit. From the synopsis, I'm gathering it's quite a dark book so starting with a night-set chase is a pretty good idea!
'She nodded, but I wans't really listening to her reply, because two other thoughts had hurried into my mind.The first was this: blood. Of course it would be blood.'I feel like there is going to be a lot of blood in this book.