Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
This week, all three come from Susan’s post about June paperback releases.
The Darlings by Angela Jackson
Summary: Teenager Mark, the school golden boy, accidentally kills his best friend in a freak accident. He spends the next decade drifting between the therapy couch and dead-end pursuits. Then along comes Sadie, a mender by nature, and Ruby, a school friend who witnessed the accident.
I’m thinking: Yes – stunning opening.
The Margot Affair by Sanaë Lemoine
Summary: Margot Louve is a secret: the child of a longstanding affair between an influential French politician and a prominent stage actress. This hidden family exists in stolen moments in a small Parisian apartment on the Left Bank. Until Margot decides to be a secret no longer.
I’m thinking: Yes (it’s a style thing).
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Summary: Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a quiet vacation in a luxurious rented home. But a late-night knock on the door from the couple who own the house, telling them that a sudden blackout has swept the city, unsettles them.
I’m thinking: No (style didn’t appeal).