Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two from a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.
A Place We Knew Well; Susan Carol McCarthy
Bantam Books - 2015
"AS I WHEEL RIGHT INTO DAD'S DRIVEWAY, A SIX-FOOT CHAIN-link fence jumps up out of nowhere. I stomp on the brakes. My car heaves to a stop within inches of the padlocked gate.
My hands, shoving the gearshift into park, switching off the ignition, are shaking. I rest my head against the wheel, my heart skidding inside my chest. Stupid, stupid! I think, only now remembering Clem's phone call two weeks ago. 'DEP recommends it, Charlotte,' Dad's attorney told me, asking my okay for the expense of the fence. 'Plus, it'll secure the property against vandals. Or vintage collectors looking for a five-fingered discount.
But the sight of Dad's station turned ENTRY RESTRICTED fortress, flanked by the tall fence linked with green sight-blocking screens, is still a shock."
What do you think -- keep reading or pass?
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?