the friday 56

Rules: *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) 

*Post it. 

I am reading Silent Voices.

From page 56:

"Sure." The boy got to his feet--glad, it seemed, to be on the move.  Because he'd been slouched in the chair, Ashworth hadn't realized how tall he was.  Standing, he became a gangly, loose-limbed giant.

Ashworth followed him into the ladies' changing rooms.  There was a smell of chlorine from the pool and something else faintly cosmetic.  There were bays of lockers all along one wall, with wooden benches underneath them and again between the bays.  The tiled floor was clean and dry.  For a moment he longed to be out of this antiseptic, artificial atmosphere.  He hadn't had a breath of fresh air since Vera had summoned him at lunchtime.

"Is this where the thieving was happening?"

"What thieving?"

"Are you pissing me about, lad?" Usually he minded his language when he was working--and when he wasn't--but something about this boy got under his skin. "I'd heard stuff had been stolen from the changing rooms."

"Oh, that.  I'm not sure much was actually taken.  Most of the members are getting on.  They forget where they put something and they put it down to theft."

"What about the stuff that went missing from the staffroom?  Are you putting that down to senile dementia too?"


Literary Feline said...

What a great excerpt! Ashworth is definitely short on patience in that moment. I hope you are enjoying Silent Voices! One of these days I'll give this author a try. Have a great weekend!

fredamans said...

Book sounds awesome! I feel like I've heard of this author before.... Happy weekend!