Tuesday, October 3, 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, The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (borrowed from a book club member).  This novel is the selection of one of my book clubs.  

The Life We Bury 

I remember being pestered by a sense of dread as I walked to my car that day, pressed down by a wave of foreboding that swirled around my head and broke against the evening in small ripples.  There are people in this world who would call that kind of feeling a premonition, a warning from some internal third eye that can see around the curve of time.  I've never been one to buy into such things.  But I will confess that there have been times when I think back to that day and wonder: if the fates had truly whispered in my ear--if I had known how that drive would change so many things--would I have taken a safer path?  Would I turn left where before I had turned right?  Or would I still travel the path that led me to Carl Iverson?
What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
This first paragraph gives me a sense of dread, a feeling that something big--sinister even-- is on the horizon and there will be no turning back.  The author conveys an ominous foreboding, one which has compelled me to continue reading.

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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