Tuesday, July 31, 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 an upcoming read, Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna.  The excerpt shared is from the hardcover copy I borrowed from the library


Jamie Brandt was not a bad mother, later she would tell that to anyone who would listen: police, reporters, lawyers, her parents, her boyfriend, her dealer, the new bartender with the knuckle tattoos at Schultz's, the investigator from California and her partner, and her own reflection in the bathroom mirror, right before cracking her forehead on the sink's edge and passing out from the cocktail of pain, grief, and fear.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
There's a lot to digest in that first paragraph, which is actually one long sentence. And it has me curious enough about the main character to keep reading.

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  1. It is one long sentence! Wow! And you are right that there is a lot of information in it. I've had this one on my radar for quite a while. Hope it's a good one.

  2. That beginning is full of a lot of information. I would keep reading. This week I am featuring Set the Night on Fire by Laura Trentham. Happy reading!

  3. Great opener. I enjoyed this book, and because the detective in the story lives in Central California, I was immediately intrigued. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. Very interesting! I want to know more that is for sure!

    Here is mine: https://mmmbookreviews.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-1/

  5. I definitely want to know more, too! It's a great tease. Thanks for sharing. Why did she crack her head open???

    Here's my Tuesday Post!

  6. I have this one! I'm looking forward to reading it and hope you're enjoying it.

  7. I wonder if it is becoming a trend to have one really long sentence at the beginning as I have had a some books recently start that way. This is definitely an interesting opening and I would keep reading. Thanks for visiting Girl Who Reads

  8. I think I like this despite the incredibly long sentence - I want to read some more because I'm suspecting she wasn't a good mother!