Friday, 2 September 2016

Friday Books - Dead in the Water

On Fridays I participate in BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.




Dead in the Water by Irna van Zyl


The book opens with a car chase on our South African roads - always a disaster waiting to happen. 


The tension starts from the opening paragraph.


Viewpoint is Storm van der Merwe, a suspended cop - and she isn't happy about it. 


The best translation of "Padvark" is "road-hog". Pad=road, vark=pig

















In this excerpt, she's decided to pursue the case, even though she hasn't been given permission. And she's pulling the rank - yes, the one she doesn't have any more.

Here's the cover (links to Goodreads) - which I don't like that much, but the book is good so far.



Tell me what you're reading in the comments, and I'll pay you a visit. 

Happy reading everyone.


17 comments:

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I've never heard of this but you can't go wrong with a car chase! :)

Nicole MissDotHacker said...

Hmm someone was demoted? Sounds interesting.
I am currently reading Starglass.
Happy Friday!

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Breana M. said...

This one seems like an okay read. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

Mareli Thalwitzer said...

Hi Bev! I've seen this but I haven't really looked into it. Will soon! I've started with the new Deon Meyer and kind-off featured it in my Friday Meets. But it is currently only available in Afrikaans.... But you are welcome to have a look at my post. Hope you will have a good weekend! http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/friday-meets-another-one-down-drain.html

sherry fundin said...

A cover like that always gets my attention. I'd have to think about this one because of the writing, but I do like a good murder mystery.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Danica said...

I do like to read a good book about cops solving cases. Thanks for putting this on my radar!

Danica @ Shelves of Spines
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JC Jones said...

Sounds like one I would enjoy. I think the setting in South Africa adds to the appeal. I alway like to read books from places I have visited.

fredamans said...

I like the way it sounds when I read it, especially the beginning!
Happy Labor Day weekend!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm always eager to read books about detectives solving cases...and the interactions between them as they work is always enjoyable to me.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Thanks for sharing this new-to-me book and author. Sounds like an engrossing read--hope you enjoy it.

Monica said...

Great post! I hope you like the book :)

Harvee Lau said...

Great setting and protagonist!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That's a great beginning. I can imagine her tension as being tailgated. LOVE the term: padvark.
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Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

Stormi Johnson said...

Oh, this one sounds good! :)

Maria said...

This sounds interesting - I have to admit that I've never read anything by a S. African writer - I'm going to have to rectify this - here is my Friday meme

David McClendon said...

It sounds like the detective pulling rank from which she was demoted has guts.

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Sounds like quite the thriller! And I love how she's taking charge (even though it's risky). Happy reading!