Tuesday, May 2, 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 an upcoming read, The Widower's Wife by Cate Holahan, borrowed from the library.

The Widower's Wife 


November 16

Ryan Monahan liked liars.  Not the three-times-a-conversation fibbers, who prettied up the truth to appear less pedestrian at parties and would swear to God that they'd had just one, Officer.  Those average a**holes weren't even trying.  No, Ryan liked the real deal, the kind of folks who weaved falsehoods into the very fabric of their lives until they wore their fictions like fine-knit sweaters, feeling safe and warm, rapped in their bullshit.  They were the challenge.

He didn't yet know if Tom Bacon was his kind of liar.  But the man was definitely hiding something.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
The opening paragraphs and the book's title have me curious.  I'm looking forward to starting this novel, which involves a young wife and mother who falls overboard from a cruise ship, leaving a wealthy husband and young daughter behind. 

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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