Tuesday, April 29, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #59


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 paragraph(s) of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring the opening from I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark, which I borrowed from the library.
  I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel 


Dr. Greg Moran was pushing three-year-old Timmy on the swing in the playground on East Fifteenth Street in Manhattan, not far from the apartment.


Laurie Moran looked out the window of her office on the twenty-fifth floor of 15 Rockefeller Center.  Her view was of the skating rink in the middle of that famous Manhattan complex.  It was a sunny but cold March day, and from her vantage point she could see beginners there, wobbling unsteadily on their skates, and in sharp contrast others who moved across the ice with the grace of ballet dancers.

Timmy, her eight-year-old son, loved ice hockey and planned to be good enough to play with the New York Rangers by the time he was twenty-one.  Laurie smiled as her mind filled with the image of Timmy's face, his expressive brown eyes sparkling with delight as he imagined himself in the position of goalie in future Rangers games.  He'll be the image of Greg by then, Laurie thought, but quickly gave herself a mental shake and turned her attention to the file on her desk.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?

What are you reading now or planning to read soon?
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #59 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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