Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometimes two) of a book I decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along. This week's selection is a book that is scheduled to release on February 7th from Dutton Publishing. Lisa Gardner is a favorite suspense/thriller author of mine.
quoted text may differ in final copy)
"My name is Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant.
I live in Boston, work in Boston, and in four days, will probably die here. I'm twenty-eight years old. And I don't feel like dying just yet.
It started two years ago, with the murder of my best friend, Randi Menke, in Providence. She was strangled in her living room. No sign of struggle, no sign of forced entry. For a while the Rhode Island cops thought maybe her ex had done it. I guess there'd be a history of domestic assaults. Nothing she ever told me, or our other best friend, Jackie, about. Jackie and I tried to console ourselves with that, as we wept together at Randi's funeral. We hadn't known. We just hadn't known or of course we would've done ...something. Anything.
That's what we told ourselves."
Woukl you continue reading? (The paragraphs that follow these are even better!)