Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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 my current read, The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.  The excerpt shared is from the hardcover edition I borrowed from the library.  

 The Hunting Party 

January 2, 2019

I see a man coming through the falling snow.  From a distance, through the curtain of white, he looks hardly human, like a shadow figure.

As he nears me I see that it is Doug, the gamekeeper.

He is hurrying toward the Lodge, I realize, trying to run.  But the fallen, falling snow hampers him.  He stumbles with each step.  Something bad.  I know this without being able to see his face.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I'm only a few chapters in, but the pacing is pitch perfect for a suspense novel and I'm really drawn in by the plot.

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  1. I read this one very early this year from an advance copy. I liked it. Hope you do too. The setting is very vivid!

    1. After seeing this book all over the blogosphere and on reviewers' lists, I am enjoying it so far.

  2. I so want to read this one; sounds like one I'd love; enjoy Catherine.

    Here's my pick:https://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2019/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_12.html

  3. I've been eyeing this book, and now I am really intrigued. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. There are lots of descriptions of snow in the story, too, Vicki!

  5. I do love the sound of it and the cover and I've been really enjoying suspense lately. I don't love that this is in present tense. It always takes me a few pages to get used to it but I do get used to it so it isn't a deal breaker.

  6. I like the opening. See what Susan is featuring at Girl Who Reads

  7. Hi Catherine! This sounds perfect for me, I've read a few with a similar theme and I loved them all!

    Here’s my Tuesday Teaser – https://alternative-read.com/2019/03/12/lee-goldberg/

    Hope you’re having a good day!