Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometimes maybe a few) 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 from a new book which debuts in May.
Soho Press - May 1, 2012
(intro was taken from eGalley))
"Michelle dropped the sarong she'd started to tie around her waist onto her lounge chair. Nobody cared what her thighs looked like. Sand burned the soles of her feet as she walked down to the water. Look at these people, she thought. Foreigners, mostly. Like her. Older, a lot of them. Sagging, leathered skin, the ones who'd been here for awhile. Pale tourists, big-bellied, pink-faced, glowing with sunburn. A family of locals --Mexicans anyway, who knew if they were really from here? Dark, short, and blocky, eating shrimp on a stick from the grill down the beach, giant bottles of Coke tucked in a Styrofoam cooler.
Out of shape. Lumpy. Flabby. Aging. Nobody cares."
Would you keep reading?
I'm not expecting anything more than a good thriller--hope I'm right!