Tuesday, July 6, 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, A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver. It's the first book in the new Electra McDonnell series. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover edition borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  London, August 1940

We're going to get caught.

The alarming idea buzzed around inside my head like the menacing drone of an approaching Luftwaffe bomber, even as I tried to banish it. I had never had this sensation in the middle of a job before, and it was disquieting to say the least. It was unlucky to think such things, especially at moments like these. To lose concentration was the first step in making mistakes. And we couldn't afford to make mistakes.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

I'm looking forward to beginning a new series that is set in one of my favorite locations and time periods. And the opening paragraphs whet my appetite for more of the story.


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  1. Sounds good. The intro is very descriptive and grabs your attention.

  2. This one is on my TBR. I love that intro!