Tuesday, February 28, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Behind Closed Doors; B.A. Paris



Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon.  (I just started this and I am alternating between the eGalley and audio version).


Behind Closed Doors; B.A. Paris
St. Martins Press and Macmillan Audio- 2016

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" The champagne bottle knocks against the marble kitchen counter, making me jump. I glance at Jack, hoping he won't have noticed how nervous I am.  He catches me looking and smiles. 'Perfect', he says softly.

Taking my hand, he leads me to where our guests are waiting.  As we go through the hall, I see the flowering lily Diane and Adam brought us for our garden.  It's such a beautiful pink that I hope Jack will plant it where I 'll be able to see it from the bedroom window.  Just thinking of the garden makes tears well up from deep inside me and I swallow them down quickly.  With so much at stake tonight, I need to concentrate on the here and now."

Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?

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33 comments:

  1. Oh, I loved this one! Her new one, The Breakdown, is coming in a few months. Can't wait.

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    1. I'm more than half way through now and it's addictive - I hate Jack!

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  2. I did continue reading--and really enjoyed the book. Hope you do too!

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  3. So many people love this book, but it's still on my "one-of-these-days" list. I like the first paragraph. I really should get going on this one. In the meantime, enjoy the story.

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    1. Margot, I think you will like it, half way through and can't wait to see how it ends. Very easy to follow as well.

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  4. I would, and did, read this book - a very scary look behind closed doors - I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Cleo, yes, as they say say - no one else knows what goes on "behind closed doors".

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  5. It's not the kind of thing I typically enjoy, but I have a feeling my in-laws would!

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    1. Karen, it is a page turner but, uncomfortable at times.

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  6. I really enjoyed this one so it's a yes from me...

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  7. I liked this one, so yes, I did keep going!

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  8. Well, it seems most here have already read this one. I own it in print, but have not picked it up yet. Need to do that. Hope you enjoy and I'm interested in reading the new book by this author (to be published before long) THE BREAKDOWN. It also sounds good.

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    1. Oh yes, this is good so far, so I look forward to her new book as well.

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  9. I'd keep reading, I want to know what's going on with her.

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    1. I'm almost done right now and really am enjoying it.

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  10. My interest is piqued! I'd keep reading. What's she so jumpy about?

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  11. We both chose thrillers. I enjoyed this one too.

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    1. Glad u liked this one Harvee. I LOVE the sound of your pick today -- just requested it from our library system.

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  12. Nope, that one lost me in the first sentence.

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  13. This is my kind of book. It's in my (too large) pile of books I want to read.

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  14. I already read this.It isn’t, as some reviews have called it, “unputdownable.” For me, it was the opposite. I found it so unsettling, sickening, and repetitive that I had to put the book down frequently.

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    1. It is unsettling but I needed to see how it played out (almost done).

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  15. I do like this opening--I'd read more!

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  16. I hope you enjoy this one, Diane. I really liked it and was even one of my favorite reads last year. I think the author has a new book coming out soon so I'll be looking forward to it.

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  17. Yep, I listened to the audio and thought it was a great thriller. I hated Jack and found myself getting pretty anxious as I listened, but it's very well-done and now I'm eager to read her upcoming release.

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