Monday, February 8, 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, Shiver by Allie Reynolds.  I picked this book up at the library last week.

Prologue:  It's that time of year again. The time the glacier gives up bodies.

First Chapter:  "Hello?" My shout echoes around the concrete cavern.

The familiar red-and-white cable car sits in the bay, but there's nobody in the operator booth. The sun has disappeared behind the Alps, the sky is pink, yet there isn't a single light on in the building. Where is everyone?


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

As if we haven't gotten enough snow over the past week, and despite more in the forecast for this week, I'm still looking forward to starting this book that centers on a reunion weekend in the French Alps in which five friends are stranded at a remote mountain resort during a snowstorm. I think I'll start it this coming weekend.


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 love it! Great excerpt that draws me in by the sense of adventure.

  2. The prologue sounds chilling definitely.

  3. I loved the sound of this and I like reading cold chilling stories in winter - like as the snow falls. Sounds so good.

  4. Those excerpts got my attention. I would want to keep reading.

  5. I was going to say what a timely read what with the arctic blast coming through for much of the states! I haven't heard of this one but sounds like it could be a good thriller!

  6. we do have too much snow to my taste in Chicagoland, but still sounds good. Actually not too far form the French audiobook I started yesterday: La Vallée by Bernard Minier. When the book opens, a guy is killed by another one in the Alps, near a lake. He kills him by throwing buckets of water on the guy until he becomes a giant block of ice... I know, pretty gruesome...
    My post is here, not on that book!!: