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 an upcoming read, The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. The excerpt comes from the hardcover version, borrowed from the library.
The end of the year brought the usual holiday festivities, though around the Frazier house there was little to cheer. Mrs. Frazier went through the motions of decorating a small tree and wrapping a few cheap gifts and baking cookies no one really wanted, and, as always, she kept The Nutcracker running nonstop on the stereo as she gamely hummed along in the kitchen as though the season was merry.
Things were anything but merry. Mr. Frazier had moved out three years earlier, and he wasn't missed as much as he was despised. In no time, he had moved in with his young secretary, who, as things developed, was already pregnant. Mrs. Frazier, jilted, humiliated, broke, and depressed, was still struggling.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
I've read many a John Grisham novel over the years, and I've never been disappointed with his books. He's one of those masterful storytellers who creates interesting characters and scenarios with perfect pacing. I'm looking forward to starting this latest one.
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