Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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 my current read, All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark, borrowed from the library.

All By Myself, Alone 

Day One
The magnificent cruise liner Queen Charlotte was about to leave on her maiden voyage from  her berth on the Hudson River.  Promised to be the epitome of luxury, she was compared to both the first Queen Mary and even the Titanic, which had been the height of luxury one hundred years earlier.  

One by one the passengers filed aboard, checked in and were invited to the Grand Lounge, where they were met by white-gloved waiters offering champagne.  When the last guest had come aboard, Captain Fairfax gave a speech of welcome.  

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
In this story, an interesting cast of characters populates the cabins of an ultra-luxurious cruise ship bound for Southampton, England.  Each passenger has their own secrets and a reason to benefit if a certain passenger doesn't survive the week-long trans-Atlantic passage.  When the murder of that passenger is discovered, the quest to find the killer begins.  

 I am thoroughly enjoying this murder mystery--the latest in a long line of novels from one of the U.S.'s most popular and never disappointing author. 

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

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