Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?
 
This week I'm featuring an intro from a book that will be perfect for the R.I.P. VIII Challenge.


May - 2013

 Invisible 

"MONSTER MOTHER is sitting on the bed when the triangle of light under the door flickers.  It moves, dancing sideways then settles. 

She stares at it, her heart thumping. Something is out there, waiting."

Silently Monster Mother pushes herself out of bed and creeps to the farthest corner of the room --as far away from the door as she can.  She presses herself back into the triangle between the walls trembling, eyes watering with fear.  From the window behind her, electric security spots cast tree shadows across the floor.  They shift and bend, fingers scratching across the room, finding and touching the shadow under the door.  She scans the place -- the walls, the bed and the wardrobe. Checks ever corner, every crack in the plaster.  Anywhere at all that The Maude can crawl in.  Monster Mother knows more about The Maude than anyone here does. She'll never tell what she knows though, she's too scared."
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What do you think? Would you keep reading?  

Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.


17 comments:

  1. Yikes! Way too scary for me. I don't do horror and this has that feel to it. :)

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  2. I'm with Beth. This does sound scary. I usually like thrillers, but this one kind of scares me for some reason.

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    1. I probably would not read this one at night - even with all the lights on and doors and windows locked -- it is very good though and perfect for the RIP VIII.

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  3. I've only read one book by Mo Hayder (Gone) and while it was very good, it was a very tense read. At times it was reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs. This sounds even scarier. I think I'll skip it!

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    1. I read this for an hour at lunch yesterday and am enjoying it a lot. Love the creepiness.

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  4. This sounds too scary for me. The book cover is too scary as well!

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  5. I'd have to read further to find out if this is a child talking, or a creature, a cat, or what...

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  6. It does sound too scary to read at night, that's for sure. But I'm intrigued....thanks for sharing.

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  7. It's too creepy for me. I don't read much during the day, and this one feels way to scary to read at night. I'll wait for your review, hope it fills the bill for your challenge. "shiver"

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  8. Sounds strange and foreboding. I might give it a try. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. I'm afraid this one would be too scary for me...

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  10. Oh, I like those spooky cool reads!

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  11. Oh no, I couldn't read that--it would give me nightmares. enjoy your book. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

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  12. This sounds so good! I really liked the Mo Hayder novel I read several years ago.

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  13. Sorry, I can't do creepy. But I do hope you enjoy it.

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