Monday, October 24, 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, The Heights by Louise Candlish. The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback borrowed from the librry.

First Chapter:  

 First Chapter:  Killing Time

Opening lines are hard to write, says Felix Penney, and he of all people should know. The author of three writing manuals and nine crime novels, he is one of the most high-profile creative writing tutors in the UK, with a prestigious class at King's College London. 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

The opening lines are interesting, but what really makes we want to read this book is the Goodreads description: 

"The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there—a man you’d recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it’s definitely him.

But that can’t be because he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact.

Because you’re the one who killed him."


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


  1. Great opening lines. I actually read and enjoyed this one a while back.

  2. I like the intro and thought this book was very good! Enjoy.

  3. I would want to keep reading. The description has my interest.

  4. The Heights by Louise Candlish is a very amazing book. It inspired me a lot when I read it the first time in the past. Louise Candlish is a very amazing and good writer and author. Thanks for sharing this with us. I really appreciate that. Now it's time to avail vacuum sealer bags for more information.