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 an upcoming read, The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen. The excerpts shared are from a trade paperback version borrowed from the library.
Fifteen years ago
Thursday, August 15
But I'm not.
Friday, June 16
When I saw him for the first time, I didn't t think he'd be trouble. He was tall and broad, built like a rugby player, nice enough, I suppose, but not the kind of man you'd necessarily look twice at in the street. At first glance he looked harmless enough. That's how men like him operate, I suppose.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
The author creates an ominous feeling of suspense in both the prologue and the first chapter. As the reader, I can sense that something dangerous is about to happen, and am urgently drawn toward these characters and their unfolding story.
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