Tuesday, August 2, 2016

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti, which I borrowed from a librarian friend.  This book will be published on 9/27/16 by Atria Books.

The Vanishing Year 

Goodreads Page
Chapter 1
April 2014, NEW YORK CITY
Lately, I've been dreaming about my mother.  Not Evelyn, the only mother I've ever known, the woman who raised me and loved me and taught me to swim in the fresh water of Lake Chabot, bake a sticky sweet pecan pie, fly-fish.  I've thought about Evelyn plenty in the five years since she died--I'd venture to say every day.*
*Text taken from an advanced reader copy.
What do you think?  Would you continue reading?   
I'm half-way through this suspenseful novel, and I can't put it down.  The protagonist, now known as New York society wife Zoe Whittaker, is on the run from the dangers of her past and fears that her rich,distant husband will learn her darkest secrets.  
Henry Whittaker has given Zoe a life she never dreamed possible, but is he the charming knight in armor she initially imagined him to be?  Changes in his behavior toward Zoe and his secretive nature are unsettling her at an extremely vulnerable time.  Why is Henry so reluctant to share information about his own past, and what is he hiding?  I can't wait to finish this page-turner to find out.

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution. Retweeting and sharing on Google+ are appreciated. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds full of suspense Catherine! Hope the second part of the book delivers too.