Tuesday, April 12, 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 The Widow by Fiona Barton, which I borrowed from the library.  This debut thriller is very popular in the blogosphere.

 The Widow 


The Widow
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I can hear the sound of her crunching up the path.  Heavy-footed in high heels.  She's almost at the door, hesitating and smoothing her hair out of her face.  Nice outfit: jacket with big buttons, decent dress underneath, and glasses perched on her head.  Not a Jehovah's Witness or from the Labour party.  Must be a reporter, but not the usual.  She's my second one today--fourth this week, and it's only Wednesday.  I bet she says, "I'm sorry to bother you at such a difficult time." They all say that and put on that stupid face.  Like they care.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?   
After cracking the spine of this book, I became so thoroughly engrossed that I read 100 pages before I came up for air.  Told in alternating chapters by the widow, the reporter, and the detective, this story is a compulsive page turner.  

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

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