Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sentence Sneak Peek - Secret

Secret by Brigid Kemmerer

The first sentence from each chapter of Secret, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)
* Read via NetGalley for review 
* Book will be released January 28, 2014

“Gareth Brody sat in a chipped plastic chair in the prison waiting room, listening for the guard to call his name.”

“Nick Merrick set a wide piece of flagstone into the sand, shifting it back and forth to lock it in place.”

“Quinn sat backward on Nick’s desk chair and watched him fidget.”

“Nick studied the sign over the door to the dance studio.”

“Adam’s place looked exactly like Nick remembered.”

“Quinn pulled the hood of her sweatshirt up and shivered.”

“Nick rubbed at his eyes and told himself to focus.”

“The job took too long.”

“Quinn stretched her leg against a tree and shivered.”

“Quinn had never sat on the roof of a strip mall before.”

“Nick’s morning classes crawled by.”

“Quinn stumbled into the truck and flung her bag on the floor between her feet.”

“Nick swore at his cell phone for the third time.”

“Quinn giggled and looked up at the starry night sky, accented by bits of flying ash from the fire.”

Quinn stopped Tyler in front of her apartment door.”

“Nick didn’t make it home until one a.m.”

“While he slept, Nick forgot about the lunch table argument with his brothers.”

“Nick had no idea babysitting would be so exhausting.”

When Adam knocked on the front door, eagerness and panic were waging a full-on wrestling match in Nick’s stomach.”

“Nick eventually had to go back in the house.”

“Quinn studied herself in Tyler’s bathroom mirror.”

“Nick had thought his physics test was bad on Tuesday.”

“Once they were sitting there with menus, Nick didn’t even bother reading his.”

“Three feet of wooden table stretched between them, but it might as well have been three miles.”

“Nick found Gabriel in his bedroom, sitting cross-legged on his bed, surrounded by textbooks.”


“Quinn hadn’t told Becca everything.”

“Nick woke to sunlight peeking through the blinds and Adam’s breath on his neck.”

“Quinn leaned against the window of Tyler’s truck and closed her eyes, content.”

“Quinn caught up to Tyler in the parking lot.”

“The gun fired, and Quinn flew back and hit the wooden floor like someone had given her a hard shove.”

“Nick swayed with the motion of Tyler’s truck.”

“The woods blazed with fire, consuming dead leaves and trees and anything it could find to burn.”

“For the second time that day, Nick sat with Adam on the concrete step of his patio.”

“Quinn was in French class Wednesday morning when the call from the guidance office came.”

“Nick sat in the darkened auditorium, watching auditions, feeling the music as it rolled through the theater.”

“Nick leaned against his back porch railing, holding Adam’s hand, keeping him close.

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