Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (2) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us? Feel free to grab the image and link your post below.
This week I'm featuring an intro from Walter's Muse by Jean Davies Okimoto.
"By the time Maggie heard the wail, she was convinced she'd really better check on Walter. At first she hadn't been too concerned; the odd noise sounded a bit like the foghorn on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge only with a higher note, like a falsetto foghorn. Maybe they'd been working on it and the horn had ended up with a higher pitch, maybe they installed some type of new fancy digital equipment. Or would it be analog? She got all that sort of thing mixed up and frankly didn't know the difference. Then Maggie looked out at the water and realized this didn't make sense. There wasn't any fog. Not a trace or even a misty wisp. A brisk wind rippled the surface of the cove, but the evening was perfectly clear with the sky the deepening blue of dusk and at least another hour 'til sunset. Probably a boat horn somewhere had gotten stuck was more like it, she decided. But as the wind picked up and Maggie listened more closely, the wail got louder and she knew that cry had to come from the lungs of a living creature. Part wolf howl and part Bessie Smith bone-crushing blues, it completely unnerved her. And although she couldn't pinpoint the exact location, she was pretty sure it was coming from Walter's place, which unnerved her even more."
What do you think ? -- Would you keep reading? (I have not started this one yet - but hope to later this week)
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