Monday, February 22, 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, For Whom the Book Tolls by Laura Gail Black.  It's the first book in the Antique Bookshop mystery series. The excerpt shared is from an eBook borrowed from the library.





First Chapter:  I sat in my car, squinting into the darkened alleyway. The streetlamp my uncle had mentioned seemed to be burned out, as no light cut through the moonless night. He'd said we weren't supposed to park behind the businesses, but an eerie chill skittered up my spine at the thought of parking here in the assigned lot at the end of the street and walking up the alley in the dark with only a flashlight and a duffle bag to protect myself.

 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

I find that opening quite ominous and am curious about what will happen next.




 



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9 comments:

  1. I would keep reading but then I have read this one and enjoyed it! I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Katherine. So nice to hear from you!

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  2. That intro feels a bit creepy, I'm curious for where we go from here. I'd read more - love the title too.

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    1. I agree, Diane. And one of the best things about cozy mysteries is the plays on words in the titles.

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  3. Great opening lines! I like the look and sound of the series, too. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “LET HER LIE”

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    1. Thanks, Laurel-Rain. I have a good feeling about this series too.

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  4. I would love this one! For some reason I didn't have it on my wishlist but I'm putting it there now.

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