Tuesday, August 4, 2015

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #115

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 the opening from a book I'm reading, which I borrowed from the library . . .

 What Doesn't Kill Her (Reeve LeClaire, #2) 


Seattle, Washington

The last time she would ever go swimming, all of Seattle was baking beneath a sky of blameless blue.  For two whole days, temperatures had soared while she begged her family for a quick trip to the lake. An hour?  Thirty minutes?

But no one else cared about swimming.  They seemed oblivious to the oppressive heat.  Her parents were busy working, and her older sister had commandeered the coolest room in the house as her private rehearsal studio.  Rachel was now glued to the piano bench, practicing that same concerto over and over, while Reggie was stranded with nothing to do.  Her best friend had gone on a family vacation, and a long, lonely, humdrum summer loomed ahead.

So, if she wanted to go to the lake, she would have to take matters into her own hands.  Any kid with a bike would have done the same thing.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Last month I read The Edge of Normal, the first book in the Reeve LeClaire series, and couldn't wait to start the next installment.  Book two is just as compelling, and provides more character development and background information about Reeve (formerly Reggie), her family, and the circumstances that led to the abduction that took place in the first book.   What Doesn't Kill Her can be read as a stand-alone, but for those of you who like to start a series from the beginning (as I do), you can quickly come up to speed. 
Both books are fast-paced thrillers with a strong, independent protagonist who is putting her life back together after surviving a horrendous ordeal.  Readers will find themselves rooting for Reeve as she confronts her demons and fights to bring her attacker to justice.

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #115 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution. Retweeting and sharing on Google+ encouraged. 

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