Monday, May 24, 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 First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan. The excerpt shared is from an eBook borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  Nora

Lies have a complicated half-life. Nora--for now--tried to calculate the life span of her most recent one as she waited on the corner of Tremont and Union Park, the evening's first snowflakes beginning to accumulate on her new--to her--black cashmere coat. Boston was new to her too, with its treacherous weather and confusing streets and wary response from newcomers. They'd warned her, laughing, not to ask for directions. You can't get there from here, people told her.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

The first paragraph drips with suspense--hinting at the lies the narrator is bringing to a new setting. My curiosity is definitely piqued, and I'll find out more when I finish my current read. 


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  1. I have read and loved some of this author's books. This one is going on my list!

  2. Definitely want to know more and a Boston setting is always a bonus with me.

  3. I've been wanting to read this author. This one sounds like a good one.

  4. I would love to have more information about this and want to read this book. It sounds good. We Study Abroad consultant for United Kingdom look for such blogs that recommend fresh books. This one is definitely in my wish list now. :)