Tuesday, July 16, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #22 and Tuesday Teaser


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraphs of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraphs from my current read, Every Contact Leaves A Trace by Elanor Dymott, which I borrowed from the library.

Read on after the intro for my Tuesday Teaser.

Every Contact Leaves A Trace: A Novel
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 6, 2013

London, Friday 21 December 2007
Early Morning 

If you were to ask me to tell you about my wife, I would have to warn you at the outset that I don't know a great deal about her.

Or at least, not as much as I thought I did.

And I would go on to say that reaching such a conclusion, if I can call it that, has been, for me, a process of discovery.  I went into a dark room with my camera for a time, and I came out with a photograph of a woman I had never seen before.

It is perhaps because of these fluctuating states of knowing and un-knowing that, when I am asked that sort of a question, I find it a little difficult to decide where to start.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?  I am less than 100 pages into this murder mystery, but I am thoroughly intrigued by the characters and totally immersed in its Oxford setting.  It is a well-written debut novel that has captivated my interest.
Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, is a weekly event where bloggers open to a random page and share a teaser from somewhere on that page--no spoilers allowed.
Here's my teaser from Every Contact Leaves A Trace by Elanor Dymott:
"'There are certain things about it that didn't feel quite right, and something in the approach the police were taking that didn't strike me as being entirely sensible.  I can't pretend that I was aware of anything more than a vague sense of unease or confusion." ~p.35
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