Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Olivia knows what they are doing is stupid. If seen they will be sent home--possibly to a tribunal. Never mind that to touch him could be life-threatening.
This is January's pick for our library's book club and it looks interesting. The librarian has picked some rather depressing or disturbing books lately, so this is a relief. The grown children of the Birch family are all home for the holidays for the first time in many years. And they are confined to the house for seven days of family bliss. Maybe.