Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #34 ~ Don’t Be A Stranger


*Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader

*Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Friday 56

*The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.


Title: Don’t Be A Stranger

Author: A.R. Winters

Series: Valerie Inkerman #1

Summary via GoodreadsWhen Valerie Inkerman’s roommate Jerry gets her a waitressing gig at cushy Hamptons party, she has no idea that murder is on the menu.

But when one of the guests is found dead and Jerry is accused of being the killer, Val knows she needs to utilize all her skills as a private investigator to clear his name. Trying to track down the victim’s possible enemies and find new leads, Val faces distractions in the form of old acquaintances and a hot dinner date. But as Val’s leads all turn into dead ends, the killer seems to stay step ahead of her all the time.

Val knows she’s close to finding out the truth, but will she be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together before time runs out for Jerry or the killer strikes again?


The party was just getting started.


“It’s just a quick dinner,” I said.

Jerry groaned. “This is crazy – you’re using my murder case as an excuse to meet men? I wouldn’t have seen it in you!”

“That’s not true!” I protested quickly. “That’s uh…” I smiled despite myself, and Jerry glared at me.


This book sounded interesting and I like short funny mysteries once in a while. The first book I read this year, Innocent In Las Vegas, was also by this author and really enjoyable. I’m sure I will enjoy this one just as much. Jerry is apparently the main suspect, so I’m not surprised he’s not happy about her “dinner”, especially if she’s supposed to be helping him.

What’s on your reading schedule for this weekend? 

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a nice weekend.


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