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Something tells me this reunion isn’t going to end well!
Girl Most Likely
by Max Allan Collins

Book beginnings - those first few lines of a book that try to hook us on the story

For all you ‘First Page Browsers’


Cover Image Of The Book 'Girl Most Likely' By Author Max Allan Collins“The two girls would be there, of this much you are certain.

Two women, actually – “girls” ten years ago, but women now. Judging by their photos on Facebook, both are still quite lovely. Neither is married, interestingly. Well, married to their careers maybe.

And if they both attend – and social media chatter assures you they will – and see you, and start talking … what could you do? Stay home, you suppose. But even in your absence they might talk. And if they talk, and that talk spreads, what would become of your career?

The planning for the event took all year – the Galena High School Ten Year Reunion has its own Facebook page, so keeping up becomes a daily thing. You have read all the posts, many from friends who pose no threat, others from kids you hadn’t been all that close to; but the class is small – sixty-five, and maybe thirty or at most forty will show up … and a few are gone already. A car accident and two Iraq deaths.

Maybe something would come up and one or both girls would decide not to come. You keep tabs on them. Keep track ….”

So you have taken a look, will you read the book?  Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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