Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sentence Sneak Peek - Sacrifice

Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

* ARC read via NetGalley
* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

“Michael Merrick stepped off the porch, put his bare feet in the grass, and waited for a bullet.”

“Michael couldn’t wrap his head around this.”

“Michael stopped at the tree line and stared.”

“At first, Hannah didn’t understand what was happening.”

“Michael wanted to check on his brothers first.”

“The truck was undamaged, so Michael had a working vehicle.”

“Michael sat on the edge of the concrete patio and put his bare feet in the grass.”

“It had been a bad idea to call her.”

“Michael heard a shout and bolted upright.”

“Hannah woke to the smell of peppermint.”

“The Roadhouse Bar and Grill sat along Magothy Beach Road, a few blocks off the water and surrounded by an acre of trees.”

“Even with lights and sirens, it seemed to take forever to get to Magothy Beach Road.”

“When the text finally sent, Michael almost fainted from relief.”

“Michael could move before he could see.”

“The day dragged on.”

“Michael forced himself to sit on the edge of the bed.”

“Near midnight, Hannah found herself outside Michael’s hospital room.”

“Sunday mornings were usually the only time Hannah had to herself: Sunday school for James, volunteer time at the church for her mother, and paperwork in the office for her father.”

“Michael sat at Tyler’s kitchen table and studied the list he’d made.”

“The front of the house was dark and untouched, but Michael could smell the smoke as soon as they were through the door.”

“Hannah stared at Michael’s house as the fire truck rumbled across the broken pavement.

“As soon as he crossed the tree line, the woods turned into a war zone.”

“Hannah found her father at the police station.”

“Michael couldn’t believe he was sitting at a dining room table, eating Chinese food with Hunter and Tyler like it was an ordinary Sunday evening.

“Hannah hadn’t realized how much she’d missed Michael until she was pressed against him.”

Irish lived in a tiny two-story duplex right on the water, down at the end of a quiet street.”

“They were stopped at the end of the road.”

“Michael had been sure the fire marshal would stop him from leaving.”

“Hannah fought Irish, but he was built like a linebacker, and she wasn’t.”

“Early morning light was breaking across the park.”

“Michael’s brothers sat in the back of an ambulance, wrapped in blankets.”

“Hannah arrived home to find her mother carrying a stack of pillows and blankets into the basement.”

“The day had been overcast for the funeral, but now the sun was peeking through the clouds.”

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