The Friday 56 #156 ~ The Nutting Girl

Posted: June 16, 2017 in Mystery, The Friday 56
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

The Nutting Girl

  by Fred DeVecca



Genre: Mystery

 My 56 from the Paperback.

I tried to write them off as mere echoes while I put one foot in front of the other and trudged up the hill. 

But I couldn’t.

Three Maydays. A distress signal had been sounded.


Read on if you want to know more.


Middle-aged Frank Raven used to be a lot of things—a blind monk, a cop, a private detective, and a hard drinker. Now he doesn’t do much except run a funky old movie theater in bucolic Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, dance and sing with the local troupe of Morris Dancers, and record bird songs on his phone.
A lanky young wunderkind director, Nick Mooney, brings his Hollywood film crew to town and hires the “retired” Raven to protect his star: the wild, unpredictable, gorgeous, and prodigiously talented twenty-one-year-old Juliana Velvet Norcross, aka VelCro.
Reluctant at first, Raven takes on the job and slowly sees that there is more to VelCro than the troubled rebel she appears to be. She probes the former monk for his thoughts on God, love, and the soul. But Raven has renounced many of his former beliefs, and VelCro’s questions cause him to re-examine his life.
On the eve of filming, storms ravage the small village, and the river that runs through the center of town floods its banks. VelCro becomes ill and withdraws into the care of Sarah, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Frank’s girlfriend, Clara. The storm passes, VelCro recovers, and filming begins. But during the first shot, she is swept away into the river, leaving no trace.
What role did VelCro’s director play in her life? Did she fall? Did she jump? Was she pushed? Frank and Sarah are driven to find out what happened.



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  1. Breana M. says:

    This one seems pretty interesting.

  2. The excerpt and the blurb intrigued me….I like characters doing funky things, who are then shaken up by the entrance of a new character. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR”

  3. Freda Mans says:

    Three maydays!!! Uh oh!!
    Sounds like an exciting read.
    I had to fix your link. It had a title where the url should’ve been. No biggie. :-)
    Happy weekend!

  4. Jo-Ann says:

    Looks like a good one. I’m dying to know what happened to her!
    Here’s my Friday Post Inspiration Pie

    • fuonlyknew says:

      So am I! It was hard not to keep reading, but I wasn’t to this point yet and it would have spoiled the book.

  5. Yvonne says:

    I haven’t heard of this one before. It sounds intriguing.

  6. Katherine P says:

    I haven’t heard of this one but it sounds like an entertaining read. That’s quite a list of professions that Frank has had!

  7. Some funky names, Velvet and Velcro…LOL Makes me wonder what happened to her. I suspect foul play.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  8. Kwizgiver says:

    I’m adding this to my TBR. :)

  9. Literary Feline says:

    I am intrigued by the opening. And from the synopsis, it sounds like something I would like.

  10. Candid Cover says:

    Ooooh! This is a really interesting mystery. I am needing to know what happens and I think that I will have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing it. :)

  11. I don’t care for mysteries, but this one sounds interesting. I saw the title on the email notification and I had to check it out. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I love a good mystery. I always try to solve it and I’m happy even when I’m wrong. LOL

  12. Oooh so intrigued!!! Thanks for sharing! I am now going to check it out!
    Here’s my Friday Reads

  13. bevbou says:

    You have a lot of us interested to see what happens – best you do a review soon. Thanks for sharing and for the visit.

  14. I totally thought that was a train on the cover, but it looks like it’s a row of buildings… :) Happy reading, Laura!