Tuesday, March 13, 2018

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.  

Today I'm featuring a current read, That Darkness by Lisa Black, which is the first book in the Gardiner and Renner series.  I'm reading an eBook version borrowed from the library.


Chapter 1

Monday, 8:10 p.m.

The room wan't much, just a steel table and chairs, old paint on the walls with the occasional rust stain, two windows frosted by contact paper and a battered desk in the corner, well out of splattering range.  A siren sounded in the distance but traffic on the street outside stayed minimal at this past-dinnertime hour.  A typical county services budget leftover, a hand-me-down formerly used as a storage room, standard government issue all the way.  Jack Renner's clients would have seen many such rooms in their time and it would fit their expectations.  Opulence would make them nervous, and he didn't want them nervous.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Lisa Black has been on my authors to try list for quite a while.  I thought I'd sample her writing by reading That Darkness, the first in a series introducing forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner and detective Jack Renner from the Cleveland Police Department.  Each works toward seeing that justice is served, but Jack's methods are highly unorthodox.

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