Monday, July 18, 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 a current read, Chloe Cates is Missing by Mandy McHugh. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover edition borrowed from the library.

 First Chapter:  Jennifer

Fourteen clicks.

I stare at the numbers. Surely, there's been some mistake. I hit refresh and watch the graphs slowly rematerialize on the screen.

Nope. No change. The numbers stay the same.

We missed our thousand-dollar bonus by fourteen lousy clicks.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

When Chloe Cates, the 13-year-old star of her mother Jennifer's parenting blog goes missing, a frantic search begins. What happened to Chloe? Was she kidnapped? Did she leave of her own free will? The media-obsessed Jennifer, who is used to controlling her daughter's life, is ill-prepared to deal with the secrets that are uncovered and threaten to dismantle her carefully-curated existence.

I'm enjoying this fast-paced page turner!


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


  1. Catherine, this is a new title for me, missing children/teens is always a tough subject. Hope this book is a good one.

    1. I agree, Diane. But I do find the family dynamics interesting.

  2. Now I am definitely curious! Thanks for sharing.

  3. New title to me as well. Interesting sounding though. 14 'clicks' - might have to look it up just for that and see what happens.

  4. I haven't heard of this one, but I do love thrillers. I would keep reading.

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