Tuesday, May 14, 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 an upcoming read, Brain Storm by Elaine Viets. The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback version I borrowed from the library.  


Chapter 1
June 11, 2016

The doctor who nearly killed Angela Richman was buried today, and the Missouri medical establishment turned out to honor him.  The eulogies were heartfelt: doctors, nurses, and patients praised Dr. Porter Gravois's compassion and skill as a neurologist.  Their tears were genuine.  His funeral cortege was nearly a mile long on the road named after his powerful St. Louis family.  Everyone called him by his nickname, Chip, as if they were all part of his inner circle.  Chip made them feel that way.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
The first paragraph is intriguing.  It presents a portrait of a recently deceased doctor who was apparently well-regarded; yet, it also begs the question: what went wrong with his patient Angela Richman?  I definitely need to read more to find out.

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  1. Yes, I'd keep going. Elaine Viets was at Malice last year and I got to hear her. Did you attend this year? By the way, somehow I'm not getting updates from your blog on Bloglovin'. Not sure why. So...I'm not ignoring you, but may not realize when you have a new post. :-)

  2. This sounds good... it's hard for me to resist medical mysteries.

  3. I'd keep reading to find out what went wrong with Angela.


  4. Oooh Did Angela nearly die because of him and now she has got her own revenge??? I'd read this! lol

  5. I like the sound of this one. I'd keep reading.