Monday, June 28, 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, The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson. The excerpt shared is from an eBook provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

First Chapter:  "Bloody hell, Kate, this is gorgeous," I say, abandoning my suitcase by the front door and taking a few flabbergasted steps inside the apartment, drawn like a newly hatched moth to the flaming view ahead of me. The sun spills through huge French windows. I take in the jumble of pastel-coloured buildings and, through the gaps in the roofs, a sparkle of blue not too far in the distance. It must be the river, which I think is called the Tagus. Whatever it's called, it's way more inviting-looking than the mud-coloured Thames.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

A weekend getaway to Lisbon goes horribly wrong for best friends Kate and Orla. When one of the two women go missing, the secrets revealed during the investigation will alter the course of their lives forever. 

This fast-paced, twist-filled story is the perfect summer read.


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  1. I am eager to add this one to my list. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “DREAM GIRL”

  2. This looks so good. It's going right on my wishlist.