Saturday, 22 March 2014

Book Beginnings #2: Uncovering You: The Contract by Scarlett Edwards

Book Beginnings
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Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

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 A faint hiss, like the sound of an angry cat, jars me from my sleep.  

I open my eyes to pure blackness.  I blink, trying to get my bearings.  A vague memory forms in the back of my mind, too far away to reach.  

Why can't I see anything?

by  Scarlett Edwards
125 pages
Expected publication: March 27th 2014
 Quote from Kindle location 98

When I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what's waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind.
Reality is much worse:A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning.

I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude. The only information I have about my captor are the two small letters inked at the bottom:


Armed with only my memories, I must do everything I can to avoid becoming ensnared in his twisted mind games. But in the end, it all comes down to one choice:
Resist and die.
Or submit, and sign my life away.

My Thoughts
I've just started this book and am only on chapter 5, but the premise is intriguing.  The story is told in alternating present day and flashback narrative and is definitely keeping my interest.  I'm looking forward to where the story is going.


  1. A very intriguing excerpt and synopsis. It leaves me wondering where the story is going, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. The story ended up being pretty good. Thanks for stopping by!