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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

The Book Meme.......

Smalltown RN (A Place I call home) has tagged me for this meme.



Here's the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2. Open it to page 123.
3.Find the first 5 sentences and write them down.
4.Then invite 5 friends to do the same.


The book I'm reading at the moment is called "Where there is evil" by Sandra Brown. It's a true story and here's the synopsis.


Sandra Brown was eight when her friend and neighbour twelve-year-old Moira Anderson, disappeared from the small town of Coatbridge, near Glasgow, in 1957. Moira has never been seen since.


Many years later at a family funeral. Sandra's estranged father confessed to her that he had been involved in the girl's disappearance. Appalled and fascinated by this, Sandra began to delve into the case and in so doing discovered that her father was an acknowledged child molester whose activities were known not just to everyone in Coatbridge but also to the police. The horrifying jigsaw she pieced together ultimately convinced Sandra that he had indeed been responsible for Moira's disappearance nearly fifty years ago.


Page 123:

Billy and I met at his home. An Airdrie boy, he knew much of the background to Moira Anderson's disappearance. We agreed, however, that neither of us could recall a bus ever being involved in the case. That crucial sighting had been overlooked by both police and public in 1957.


It's a fascinating and disturbing book, and one which prompted my previous post about justice and paedophiles in the UK.


I am supposed to tag five people so I tag the first five people who haven't already done it and would like to. It's an easy one, so it's a good one to keep as a draft for when your mind's gone blank!

30 comments:

TopChamp said...

oh that sounds like a nasty story...

Dumdad said...

Was the evil father brought to justice?

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

just can't seem to read right now. don't know why...

smiles, bee
oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

la bellina mammina said...

am in on it! :-)

bindhiya said...

it seems like a good book to read..
I like to read but no time!

bindi

Akelamalu said...

It is Topchamp :(

Don't know I haven't finished it yet Dumdad :(

You have cruising on your mind Bee! :)

Oh great Bella I'll look our for yours. x

Ah I have the same problem Bindi, not enough time to read as much as I would like.

Casdok said...

Sounds an interesting book!?!

storyteller said...

I used to read Sandra Brown’s books but haven’t picked one up in a while. As for the meme … I did a variation on the theme (breaking rules as I often do) some time back at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

CG said...

That sounds an interesting read! I'll have to look out for it!

Linda said...

I've read some Sandra Brown but not this one and considering I just can't tolerate child molesters in any way, shape, or form I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to read this one.

They all need to put away someplace - perhaps a deserted island where there are never any children that they can harm??

buffalodickdy said...

I have always read alot, but in the last few years, not books so much... Maybe someday in the future, I'll be reading novels again...

James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Wow, that book really sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out...

Ron said...

This sounds like a VERY interesting book, Akelamalu.

I REALLY enjoy reading true stories more so than fiction. I can't even remember the last time I read a fiction!?!?

Do let us know how it ends!

Queenie said...

Sounds fascinating if not chilling. The whole subject makes me shiver.

la bellina mammina said...

Did it, mine's up now:-)

Flowerpot said...

my brain is permanently blank at the moment!

Miss Understood said...

When you finish it, let me know if it's worth reading. I'm always on the look out for good books :)

snowelf said...

I'm with Queenie, it'd be hard to read, but I bet it's VERY well written just because of the topic.
Interesting indeed!!

--snow

Akelamalu said...

Not to everybody's taste Casdok.

I don't think I've ever read any Sandra Brown books before Storyteller, but I would read some more of hers now.

Yes it is CG, if you don't let the subject get to you. :(

It is a difficult subject to read about Linda. :(

I haven't read much recently either Buff, been too busy blogging! I can get through about 5 books on a two week holiday though!

If you do, let me know what you think James.

I like both true stories and fiction Ron - so I'm easy to please. :)

Me too Queenie but I just have to read it! Glad to see you back babe. xx

On my way over to take a look Bella :)

No, no, Flowerpot your brain is far from blank!! :)

I will let you know when I've finished it Miss U

It is distressing to read in parts Snowelf but then the subject is distressing isn't it? :(

Dave said...

Someone tagged me the other week but I forget who it was. Maybe I shall just pretend to be tagged and do it anyways. :-)

Akelamalu said...

Go on Dave you do it then I can say at least two of my readers have been tagged! :)

Josh said...

Aaaargh! I just commented and my PC froze and I couldn't go any further. Maybe later?

ciara said...

i'll pull a book out that i haven't read yet or just started to read and post it up in the future...but i think my next post is going to be a rant! lol

Skittles said...

I found this and wanted to share it with you.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I've read that book Akela. It's harrowing but very good.

Smalltown RN said...

Thanks for playing along..that sounds like a very intense book...one I think I might enjoy reading....now I can see why you made your previous posts...that light bulb goes on....

Akelamalu said...

I wonder what happened to your other comment Josh?

I like your rant's Ciara! :)

On my way over Skittles

It is harrowing Jo, but interesting.

The lightbulb is always on when it comes to paedophiles RN, the book just prompted me to write about it. The tags a good one, thanks for including me. :)

Julia Smith said...

I'll put this one on my to-do list. I'll let you know when it's up (probably next Friday.)

Very creepy story!

Akelamalu said...

Creepy yes Julia !

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