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.
The Mill River Recluse; Darcie Chan
2013- Ballantine BooksPART 1
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. --Plato--
As she gazed out the bay window in her bedroom, Mary McAllister knew this night would be her last.
Outside, the February darkness was suffused with light from the town of Mill River. Thick snowflakes streamed past the bedroom window. Only the Mill River itself, for which the small Vermont town was named, escaped the snow covering. Its unfrozen center flowed, black and snake-like, along the edge of the sleeping town."
With her left hand, Mary stroked a large Siamese cat curled next to her on the adjustable bed. With her right, she tucked a few strands of fine white hair behind her ear. Mary's eyes, one clear and blue, the other gray and cloudy, were fixed on the storm outside."
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