Tuesday, May 18, 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 a recent read, Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica. Today is the book's publication day (May 18, 2021). The excerpts shared are from an advanced reader copy downloaded from NetGalley.

Local Woman Missing

First Chapter:  Delilah


I hear footsteps. They move across the ceiling above my head. My eyes follow the sound, but there ain't nothing to see 'cause it's just footsteps. That don't matter none, though, because the sound of them alone is enough to make my heart race, my legs shake, to make something inside my neck thump like a heartbeat.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

Beginning with her debut novel, The Good Girl (2014) and in her subsequent five books, Mary Kubica has delivered fast-paced, thrilling suspense stories. This seventh novel continues her winning trend. Told in alternating chapters between the present day and eleven years ago, when two women and a young girl went missing, Kubica delivers another nail-biting page-turner.


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  1. Intense! I just downloaded this book. I love the author, and have had my eye on this one. Enjoy!

  2. This sounds like a really good one. It grabbed my attention.