Monday, April 5, 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, Gathering Dark by Candice Fox, the first book in the Jessica Sanchez series. Jessica is a detective with the LAPD. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  Blair

I looked up into the eye of a gun. She'd been that quiet. That fast. At the edge of my vision I'd half seen a figure pass the front window of the Pump'n'Jump gas station, a shadow-walker blur against the red sunset and silhouetted palm trees. That was it. She stuck the gun in my face before the buzzer had finished the one-note song that announced her, made her real. The gun was shaking, a bad thing made somehow worse. I put down the pen I'd been using to fill out the crossword.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

Sounds like a robbery is in progress--which makes me want to read on to find out more.


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  1. I have had my eye on this one. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks for your comments, Diane. I really do like intense stories.

  3. This sounds really intriguing. I'm going to add this one to my wishlist.