“Had a family once.”

The prologue to Right Behind You, an FBI profiler thriller novel by Lisa Gardner, is in the head of an older Tally. The following first line in the prologue is very telling and sets the stage for the book:

            “Had a family once.” ~ from Right Behind You, by Lisa Gardner

That first line packs a punch and insinuates that Tally no longer has a family. You have to keep reading to know the rest of Tally’s fictional story.  He grew up in foster homes after his father was murdered. There are wonderful foster homes and there are not-so-good foster homes. Tally’s experience fell into the latter of those scenarios.


You may recall that I read Right Behind You, by Lisa Gardner last year and wrote about it in my April 1, 2017 blog post, The Authors I Read in March.

Since my last blog post

I continue to declutter my house and, hopefully, my life.

I made more infographics for my various boards on Pinterest, such as The Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains, Historical Fiction, and Harrisburg (#TheBurgNC.) You can look at my Pinterest boards at https://www.pinterest.com/janet5049.

Until my next blog post

I hope you have a good book to read. I’m reading Note to Self: Inspiring Words from Inspiring People, collected and introduced by Gayle King.

If you’re a writer, I hope you have productive writing time.

Thank you for reading my blog. You could have spent the last few minutes doing something else, but you chose to read my blog. I appreciate it!


2 thoughts on ““Had a family once.”

  1. Hi Janet, thank you for the post, albeit brief. I’m currently reading a book of works of Stephen Crane and an anthology of twentieth century Russian writing. I am looking for books on painting nd painters.

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  2. Thank you for your comment, David. Yes, I sort of ran out of steam on that blog post. Most of my posts run longer than they probably should, so I thought I’d give my regular readers a break and throw in a short one. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!) Your current reading of twentieth century Russian writing sounds heavy, heavy, heavy. The political scientist and historian in me enjoyed the writings of Aleksandr Sozinitsin back in the Cold War days of the 1970s. I’m not sure I’ve read anything by Stephen Crane except The Red Badge of Courage. It sounds like you’re on a mission with your current selections and the books you’re looking for. I’ll stay tuned!


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