Monday, November 1, 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 Downstairs Neighbor by Helen Cooper. The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback borrowed from the library.

First Chapter: Emma

If it hadn't been for a disruptive hamster and three nights of insomnia, Emma might not have found herself crouched in her understairs cupboard that night. She might not have heard the fear-pinched voice from overhead.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

That's an ominous beginning that makes me want to continue reading.


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  1. What an opening! I wonder what she heard? I haven't heard of this one previously but, hope you enjoy it. Here is my pick for this week:

  2. That intro sure draws you right in. Sounds like a good one.

  3. This has captured my imagination and sounds like a great one. I'd definitely keep reading.

  4. Funny, my name is Emma, and I just visited another blog for this meme, and it was also about an Emma. Lots of Emmas around!
    Fun also to now focus on downstairs, after so many upstairs!
    Mine is a thriller set in France:
    If you or your readers are interested, you can request a copy and review it in your own time!

  5. Oh this sounds good and that beginning has me really curious about what is going on!

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