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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I agree that the author sets the stage very well. You can tell that something very bad is going to occur. I've got this one on my list to read as well. Sounds good!ReplyDelete
Loved the intro, as it really made me want to read more. Here is my link:ReplyDelete
I'm curious to know what happened so I'd keep reading.ReplyDelete
I've been noticing this book, and I can relate to that beginning. I have had moments when a song triggers a series of memories and I'm reliving moments in the past. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
I like the sound of this; hope you are enjoying it.ReplyDelete
The author builds a sense of curiosity. I want to read more. I'm glad you shared this one.ReplyDelete
Very suspenseful. I'm wondering what changed her. This week I have Memory of Fire by Callie Bates from my review stack. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Yes, love the sense of danger. I want to read this! I've read her first book, and loved it.ReplyDelete
Here is mine: https://alternative-read.com/2018/05/29/talk-tuesday-with-robin-burcell/
Happy Tuesday :)
I loved this book.ReplyDelete
Definitely a dangerous sounding read!ReplyDelete
Oh I like both intros here! It definitely makes me want to know more about what's going on and the narrator.ReplyDelete
To be honest, I'm not sure I'd keep reading or not. There's bit too much of "knowing he's going to be trouble."ReplyDelete