Monday, October 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 an upcoming read, The Killing Kind by Jane Casey. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  I think about death a lot, but I was not thinking about it the day it came for me. I was too busy running up Ludgate Hill, dodging other people's umbrellas so they didn't shower me with icy October rain when they collided with mine. The rain was a curse for two reasons: I hated having wet feet, and otherwise I would have been hiding behind the biggest sunglasses I owned.

I wasn't just wet: I was late, which was the greatest sin of all for a barrister. My pupilmaster had told me as much on my first day. You may have to go to court unprepared, sick, hungover, stressed or even wretchedly unhappy, but for God's sake, get there on time. The whole situation made me furious with myself. I knew better than to cause myself problems for no reason, other than that I'd been up too late the night before.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

The narrator is certainly having a bad morning--could it be an omen of worse things to come?


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  1. Oh, yes, I love a book that deals with life issues, especially the kind that create problems. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I would definitely grab this one! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the writing here and that intro makes me want to know more.

  4. Hmm, so if he/she is killed, is this written after his/her death, as a ghost?
    OR, he/she is the killer? Am intrigued.
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  6. I'm intrigued by the intro. I'm going to see if my library has it.

  7. This sounds interesting and this definitely sounds like the bad morning to end all bad mornings!