Monday, July 11, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

 It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . 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, It Could Be Anyone by Jaime Lynn Hendricks. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  The Killer

The Wedding Day, 7:00 P.M.

He really thought he'd be able to get away with it.

So smug.

It happened quickly. At that point in the wedding reception everyone was drunk, bouncing around on the dance floor, and no one was paying attention. They were throwing glitter from the nearby bin, a bunch of adults acting like five-year-olds hopped up on sugar. People were clamoring together to try to be in the live Instagram video, but I watched closely as Trevor's upper lip curled into itself, and his face turned a slight crimson shade. He stopped jumping up and down to Kool and the Gang and loosened his bow tie, but that did nothing to calm the swelled vein in his forehead.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

That's quite an opening scene. A killer strikes at a wedding. Of course I must read on to find out more.


This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.


  1. Wow! Now I definitely want to know more!

  2. I love the sound of this and, yet, another new to me title. Hope you've been doing well Catherine.

    Here's my pick:

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Diane. It's been so super busy at work that I haven't been posting much, and I'm trying not to let my schedule interfere with my summer reading.

  3. Not a book I've known about, but I like the beginning. Will check if my library has it. As Diane says, hope you've been doing well. :-)

    1. Thanks for continuing to follow my blog, Kay. I must admit that I'm jealous that your new library doesn't limit holds. I use two different library systems in NYC to get around the hold limits here. Keep meaning to connect to the third NYC library system to expand the possibilities.

  4. I haven't heard of this one before but I'd definitely keep reading. I want to know more.