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First Lines … ‘Fleeting Memory’ by Sherban Young


1 – A Slight Lapse

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And a pretty rotten morning at that.

Maybe it was the rain pounding on the window behind my head (or the tiny 1812 Overture pounding between my ears) but I hadn’t slept well. In fact now that I really thought about it, I couldn’t say for sure that I had slept at all.

I felt like hell…

I think I must have rolled over on my other side at this point. I remember gazing up at my rustic living room ceiling …. At my rustic living room walls and furniture …. And finally at my rustic living room floor as I toppled of the sofa with a thud. A couple seconds later someone started beating away at the front door, which rounded the thing out nicely.”

This book is described by the author, Sherban Young as, a mystery caper and a comic adventure that won’t easily be forgotten.

I really need to read on, to find out why this person has a headache, why they haven’t slept, why they are on the sofa and not in bed, what they have had a ‘slight lapse’ from, and who the heck is pounding on the front door on such a wet morning!!!!

Of course, if you are as intrigued as I am, you can always click on the image to access the Amazon link, where you can read a full synopsis.

This book has been sent to me as a PDF file, by the author, who has kindly requested me to read and review. I am looking forward to a light-hearted, slightly tongue-in-cheek, fun read…. A great weekend read, I think!!!

Oh! and I just love the cover art LOL!


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  • I like the line about the tiny 1812 overture. Been there. Done that! The book does sound fun.

    I have my first line incorporated into my book review for the book: Between Shades of Gray.

    Happy Friday!

    • Hello Anne,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is much appreciated and is always good to ‘meet’ new people.

      I’m not really sure whether drink is to blame for the 1812 Overture syndrome, as the more I start to get into the book, the stranger things become for him!!

    • Hi Laurel-Rain,

      Angst probably sums up quite nicely, the emotions that this poor man is feeling at the moment.

      Every time he turns around, something else happens to him, although he has no idea why!!

    • Hi Kathy,

      We have moved on from that opening scene, with the young man none the wiser, or closer to answering any of those questions.

      Things just keep getting more and more complicated for him and he has no idea why!!

    • Hi Bev,

      I think that things are going to get a whole lot stranger and more stressful for him, before he solves any of the mysteries that are piling up around him.

      If the cover art is any indication of the direction the story is going to take, it is certainly going to be a bumpy ride!!

    • Hello Book Gatherer,

      Yes, a perfect fill-in between more sturdy and demanding reads.

      It isn’t a very long book and is written in such a way, that it doesn’t need a lot of concentration, to keep up with the plot.

      I really like the clean lines of the cover, which matches the author description of the book, as a ‘comic mystery’.

      So far, it sounds like it is going to be a good fun read.

        • I am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this lovely sounding book, thanks for the recommendation.

  • I like it! That beginning really draws a picture in my head of what the character is describing.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

    • Hi Katy,

      The writing is indeed quite descriptive, although in a very modern way, with no frills or extraneous words.

      Describing events is about all that this poor chap can do right now, as he has absolutely no idea what is happening to him, or why

    • Hi Elspeth,

      Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment, It is always nice to get comments and of course to meet new people.

      This should be a fun, easy going read, which is just the ticket right now.

      The author has already had a couple of previous books published, so is a fairly well established writer in this genre and I am looking forward to some quality time to sit and enjoy the experience.

      The cover art is especially good, isn’t it? and is quite a fair representation of the storyline, from the little I have so far read.

    • Hi Nikki,

      So far, I am completely confused, in a funny kind of way.

      Knowing who was at the door is still a mystery, as is most of the story so far.

      I thought at first that this may be a very modern Agatha Christie way of crime solving, but I’m not convinced that this is the way things are going right now, so I will have to reserve judgement until I have read more.

      It is certainly a refreshing change from anything I have read so far, but I am still a little unclear as to the audience the book is aimed at …..!

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