Tuesday, May 21, 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, Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes. The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback version I recently purchased.  


Your mother is holding your hand too tightly.  You whimper and cling to her dress, because you know what will happen next.  She stares at you, as if she's forgotten how to blink.  There's one last glimpse of her face before she bundles you into the cupboard under the stairs.  "Don't make a sound," she hisses, "don't even breathe."  Darkness smothers you, cowering to the floor, between the broom and floor mops, a stack of wellington boots.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Given the frightening opening, I'll read on to find out more, perhaps holding my own breath as I do.

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  1. Oh my, what an opening; I'm curious for more!

  2. I'm immediately drawn to this. What damage has the mother done to her child?

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday post!

    Happy Tuesday!

  3. Wow, now that's a great intro! I'd keep reading to find out what the heck is going on.

  4. That's a good opening. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads.

  5. Not for me. When children are involved I get very cranky!