It rained for the first time in January 1945. I remember that day very well … There were explosions everywhere. I was surrounded by dead bodies. The stench of blood made my knees want to buckle, but all I could do was run and that’s what I did. I ran till there were blisters on my feet. I ran till I could no longer breathe. I ran till darkness crept in. It was only when I sat by the tree and closed my eyes that I felt his touch. Looking up, I knew I was gazing into the eyes of my enemy …
Wow! Those are some really powerful and moving opening lines, which left me feeling drained and desolate. From the book synopsis, I am assuming that we are looking back in time, as the storyline is definitely that of a contemporary women’s fiction novel, with a touch of mystery and history. Now I can’t wait to discover just how the two paragraphs of writing (the opening lines and the synopsis), are connected, but I guess that it is going to be some emotional journey!
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