Friday Friyay: 'Hide' by Nell Pattison
Seven friends. One killer. You can run, but you can’t hide…
Book Beginnings is at home on Rose City Reader, hosted by Gilion Dumas, and Friday 56 at Freda's Voice, hosted by Freda. I'll also be joining the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.
As I see their face turn in my direction, their eyes light on me and narrow. I feel a jolt of fear. Is this the killer? I have a horrible feeling I'm right, though I don't know why they did it, or why they're after me now. All I know is that I have to start running again.' 1%
I love the start of this, the suspense, the knowledge that something is most definitely going to go down, hard. I also love the suspicion it creates, that even the person being hunted through the woods isn't clear on who the killer is.
'The sun is getting lower in the sky, the weak rays barely penetrating the trees in some places. I find some of the shadows a little disturbing, and twice think I see something moving out of the corner of my eye, but when I turn to look there’s nothing. It was probably a bird, I tell myself. After all, the reserve is full of them.' p.56(-ish, it's a bit weird in Digital Editions)
I wasn't sure what to pick from this page until I got to this moment. I love walking in the woods but there are definitely moments where you wonder... what was that noise? Is that shadow moving? Am I alone here and would it be better if the answer was yes or no?
This week's question was suggested by Penelope from The Reading Devil:
Do you have any bookish posters or artwork on your walls?
I wish I did, is the honest answer! For a while, at university, I used to put the dust jackets of books up on my wall, since I found them annoying while reading but they usually were super pretty. The occasional one would fall of the wall in the middle of the night which was less than ideal, but it was really pretty.
Once I'm a bit more settled somewhere I'd love to actually buy some artwork. Cover designs are so stunning these days, it is a shame to hide them away on a bookshelf.
Update: I just saw Freda at Freda's Voice talk about her literary tattoos and I was like 'oooh I have those!' I have an Old English poetry quote and I will, once the lockdown here ends, get a Latin Seneca quote. I know, how high-minded xD They're all about getting past things and thriving though.
So that's it from me! What do you think of Hide? And dooooo share pictures of any bookish artwork you have, I'd love to see!