It's the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel/author, created by Shelley Wilson.
Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the questions based on a book you enjoyed reading and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare
First line of the book.
Mario was in a good mood.
This wasn’t saying much; he was often in a good mood. It was a legacy from his father - a simple, hardworking man who had drilled into his children the value of giving daily thanks for those things which most took for granted.
In the summer of 1942, Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the news on Malta to bolster the population’s fragile esprit de corps, as the small windswept island endures relentless Axis air raids. The fiercely independent Maltese, and a few broken-down fighter planes, are all that stand in the face of Nazi occupation and perhaps even victory—for Malta is the stepping-stone the Germans need between Europe and North Africa.
When Max learns of the brutal murder of a young island woman—along with evidence that the crime may have been committed by a British officer—he knows that the Maltese loyalty to the war effort could be instantly shattered. Max must investigate the murder—beyond the gaze of his superiors, friends, and even the woman he loves—as the clock ticks down toward all-out invasion.
Introduce the main character using only three words.
Max - conflicted, passionate, complicated
Lovers of historical fiction, especially WWII
Your favourite line/scene.
The desire in her voice was palpable, almost painful to his ears.
‘You’re breaking the rules,’ said Max.
‘Damn the rules.’
What're you reading this weekend?