Monday, February 20, 2023

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 recent read, It's One of Us by J.T. Ellison. The excerpt shared is from an electronic advance reader copy I received from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Note: The themes of infertility in this book may be distressing to some readers.

First Chapter:  The Wife

There is blood again.

Olivia forces away the threatening tears. She will not collapse. She will not cry. She will stand up, square her shoulders, and flush the toilet, whispering small words of benediction toward the life that was, that wasn't, that could have been.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

High school sweethearts Olivia and Park Bender have all the material trappings of success, yet the one thing they are unable to do is start the family they both so desperately want. And when a murder investigation hits close to home, secrets each has been keeping from the other threaten to tear them apart.

It's One of Us is a skillfully plotted, suspenseful tale with the kinds of twists that keep readers off balance until its shocking conclusion. Bravo, J.T. Ellison.


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


  1. I've got this one on my list to read soon. I've liked other books by the author and think blurb and snippet you shared make it worth my time to check out. Hope you enjoyed it!

  2. This sounds really good. I read one book by this author a few months ago and really liked it. I'll check this one out too.