Tuesday, April 10, 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 This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber.  It's historical fiction and the first book in the Verity Kent Mystery Series.  The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback edition borrowed from the library.  Book #2, Treacherous is the Night  will be published in September 2018.

This Side of Murder (Verity Kent, #1) 

Chapter 1

You might question whether this is all
a ruse, whether I truly have anything
to reveal.  But I know what kind of work
you really did during the war.  I know
the secrets you hide.  Why shouldn't I
also know your husband's?

June 1919

They say when you believe you're about to die your entire life passes before your eyes in a flurry of poignant images, but all I could think of, rather absurdly, was that I should have worn the blue hat.  Well, that and that my sister would never forgive me for proving our mother right.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I like the narrator's voice--she sounds equal parts adventurous, witty, and stiff-upper-lip wartime British.

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