Tuesday, June 5, 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 my current read, Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh.  The excerpts shared are from a large print paperback version borrowed from the library.

 

Part One
Chapter One

Death does not suit me.  I wear it like a borrowed coat; it slips off my shoulders and trails in the dirt.  It is ill fitting.  Uncomfortable.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I am still trying to catch my breath after attending Library Journal's Day of Dialog and Book Expo America last week.  The first book I gravitated toward after these events is a psychological thriller, which is a genre that always grabs my attention from the opening pages.  Let Me Lie has the qualities I look for in the genre--a complicated family situation and a mystery to unravel.  It's been a page-turner so far.


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12 comments:

Margot said...

This book is off to a good start. So glad you enjoyed Book Expo last week.

Cleo Bannister said...

I've read this one - you are right you can rely on a well-written psychological thriller to have you turning those pages fast! Happy reading!

EmmaK said...

I've read this one and really enjoyed it. Hope you do too!

Donna H said...

I like the description in that opening. I love psychological thrillers. See what I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I listened to this one on audio and thought it was pretty good. hope you like it.

Kay said...

And I've read it too. Will be interested in hearing what you think if you get a chance to share about it. Otherwise, I bet you are definitely recovering from your trip. Fun and exhausting, right? Hope you'll tell us a bit about it if you can. :-)

Kathy Martin said...

Great beginning! I'd have to read on. This week I am featuring The Body in the Ballroom by R. J. Koreto - a historical mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this book...and those opening lines drew me in, too. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Sassy Brit said...

Oh yes, I think I have this one to read. I get confused when the book covers differ so much, and I read a lot of thrillers lol

Here is mine. It's not my usual choice, but interesting nevertheless : http://bit.ly/2LXr9ke

Happy Tuesday, Catherine! ;)

Vicki said...

I'd keep reading.

Katherine P said...

I really want to try this author! I love that beginning. Good luck recovering from BEA!

Mystica said...

I've read this one too. You are in for a good read!

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