Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of my current read. Last week's choice was The Pumpkin Eater; Penelope Mortimer (no review yet, but I liked it.)
This week's choice:
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion; Ron Hansen
June 14, 2011 - Scribner
"She woke to a slow thudding on her bedroom door. She was Lorraine Snyder, aged nine. She'd wasted Saturday night with her parents at their friends' card party and she'd gotten home only after two o'clock Sunday morning. It was just over five hours later. March 20th, 1927. She feel asleep again, and then she heard a louder thudding and her mother called in a muffled way, 'Lora, Lora, it's me.'
She got up, slumped over to the door, found it mysteriously locked from the hallway, and opened it with a skeleton key that was hanging on a string.
Ruth Snyder was lying on the hallway floor in a short green satin nightgown that was hiked up to her thighs. She'd been softly drumming the door with her head. White clothesline was wrapped many times around her ankles, and her wrists were tied behind her back. "
Would you give this book a try, based on the opening paragraphs? (It's fiction, but based on a true story).
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