On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. (Ah, moniker, love that word.) Today – Nerve Damage (2007). For this one the idea really did come out of the blue, complete in all essentials, including the first sentence (below). Lucky things sometimes happen in this business.

[“From the reliably marvelous Peter Abrahams comes Nerve Damage, another top-drawer psychological thriller.”
– Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly]

Sometimes the dead live on in your dreams.



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4 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. B. Stover
    10:25 am on November 17th, 2019

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    12:00 pm on November 17th, 2019

    Hey everyone!
    We are enjoying the beginnings but still going through with drawl from no more Chetspeak.
    Hope all that had icy cold weather are doing well.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:52 pm on November 17th, 2019


    Great first line…Succinct and very effective at drawing you in!

    Good afternoon to all!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on November 17th, 2019

    Dead!…Living on..sniffle!…Yes they do by golly. In our hearts and minds they live on…wheeze! r

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