Monday, June 14, 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 The Fallen Girls by Kathryn Casey. The excerpts shared are from a trade paperback edition I purchased.

First Chapter:  I stared at the guy, not blinking. He said nothing, just squirmed off and on in the rickety metal chair, his handcuffed wrists resting on the battered gray metal table between us. I wished, not for the first time, that I had X-rays coming out of my eyes like the ones they show in comic books, the kind artists draw with pulsing heat rays. The truth? I wanted the guy to fry. Right there in the interrogation room.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

I'm drawn to the intensity of the opening scene, and to the chance to begin the first book in the Detective Clara Jefferies series.


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  1. Wow, I can almost feel the heat of the emotions in this room. I do want to read more. Here's mine:

  2. Wow! That was a very powerful statement!

  3. I read this one already and really loved it. Great choice!