Tuesday, March 15, 2016

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

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 Field of Blood by Denise Mina, a book I started reading last night.  My copy is an ebook that I borrowed from the library.  It is the first book in the Paddy Meehan series and is set in Glasgow, Scotland.

 Field of Blood (Paddy Meehan, #1) 


They were still traveling, into the dark.  They had been traveling for a long time, and in Brian's mind every inch of every step took him away from his mother, and She was all he wanted in the world.

He couldn't cry.  They hurt him when he cried.  He thought of Her, the softness of her breast, her fingers with the rings, how the world was warmer when she was there, and he struggled for breath, his bottom lip bumping noisily against his teeth.  James, the boy sitting by his side, slapped him hard on the ear.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?   
You just know from that beginning that something bad is about to happen.  I read one other book by this author, and it was rather gritty.  I think I'm in for similar fare here.  
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