Monday, January 25, 2021

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

  It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, The End of Her by Shari Lapena. It's the most recent book by the author of The Couple Next Door and several other bestsellers.  The excerpts shared are from a hardcover edition borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  August 2018

Aylesford, New York

Hanna Bright puts little Teddy in his baby swing on the front porch and sits down to read her novel. It's going to get hot later, but in the morning it's nice on the porch, out of the sun. She notices two cars parked at the house across the street and a couple of doors down. The house is for sale; someone must be looking to buy it.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

The beginning paints such an innocent scene, but given the author, my radar has been tripped and I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.  


This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.  It cannot be republished without attribution.   


  1. I like this author but, this one wasn't a favorite. I do hope you like it.

  2. Great excerpt! I loved this book, and everything I've read from this author. Enjoy!

  3. I was interested in reading this book until I found out it had multiple endings. I'm not a fan of that.

  4. I would definitely read more. I need to read more books her.
    Here's mine

  5. I loved The Couple Next Door. I'm sure I'd love this one too. I'll have to add it to my list.