It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .
Today I'm featuring my current read, The Cage by Bonnie Kistler. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.
First Chapter: February 2, 2014 11:16 p.m.
The motor started up with a chug of gears that sounded like teeth gnashing. The lights flashed on, and I scrambled up off the floor and charged for the doors. The elevator plunged beneath my feet, so fast it felt like free fall, but I didn't care. I wanted down, I wanted out. In seconds we reached the lobby level. The doors opened and I burst out--into a semicircle of waiting men.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
The thought of being in a malfunctioning elevator--whether it be stuck between floors or plummeting high speed to the ground--is terrifying. So is the premise of this novel, where two employees leaving the office very late at night share an elevator ride from the thirtieth floor. When the elevator reaches the lobby, only one is alive. What happened? The opening chapter piqued my interest and I'm enjoying the story so far.
This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.