Tuesday, April 3, 2018

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.  

Today I'm featuring Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.  I'm currently listening to the audio version, which I got when I visited the Macmillan booth last month in the Exhibit Hall at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia.  The print book is published by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan; the audio is produced by Macmillan Audio.

I'm sharing a tantalizing excerpt that is sure to grab your attention . . .


My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading (or listening)?
How can a reader or listener resist those lines?  I'm finding it to be a thrilling listening experience, with the back story being revealed slowly in alternating chapters with the present day.  And the narrator's British accent is spot on for the storyline.

Have you read or listened to this title?  If so, I'm interested in knowing what you thought about it.

This First Chapter ~ First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.  Retweeting and sharing of this original post on Google+ are appreciated.

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