Tuesday, September 10, 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, is 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 Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd.  The excerpt shared is from an eBook borrowed from the library.

The Innocent Wife 


The girl was found seventy-six hours after she was reported missing.  The fingertips had been removed with cable-cutter pliers, a calculated attempt to hide DNA evidence, the flesh of her attacker gathering beneath the whites of her nails as they dragged over his skin.  Her body had been moved shortly after death; wherever she was killed had been private enough for a prolonged and violent attack, followed by the mutilation of her corpse.  Holly Michaels was dumped in the dark water of the bayou, in the northernmost part of Red River County, Florida, ten miles from her home.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
The very descriptive first paragraph grabbed my attention immediately, in much the same way you can't look away when you come upon the scene of an accident, even though you want to.  I'm also curious about how the title relates to the unfolding story.

This First Chapter ~ First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution. Sharing this original post on Twitter with appropriate recognition is appreciated.


  1. I'd definitely read more! Hope you are enjoying this one.

  2. Wow, another intense read that I would enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. Yes, that first paragraph - very vivid indeed. Catherine, in case you wonder why I don't notice your posts as much, somehow Bloglovin' doesn't pick up your new ones, even though I am 'following' you. Wanted to let you know about that. :-)

  4. Kay, I had to change my Bloglovin' settings because I had too many unsavory trolls. My blogging slowed down quite a bit over the summer, but now that the seasons are changing, I hope to post more regularly, and keep up with your posts too. I appreciate you following me.

  5. That is certainly an attention grabbing opening.

  6. I'd definitely read this, too! Great choice!

    Sorry I am late - here's my Tuesday post. x