Tuesday, April 10, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Tangerine; Christine Mangan




Every Tuesday Vicki @ I'd Rather Be at the Beach now hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where readers share the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that they are reading or plan to read soon. 


Tangerine; Christine Mangan
(ECCO) - Harper Collins - 2018

Prologue

Spain

"It takes three men to pull the body from the water.

It's a man--that much they can tell, but little else.  The birds have been at him by then, perhaps attracted b the glinting piece of silver that adorns his tie.  But that's only the magpies, they remind themselves.  He must have seen three, one of the men says to the others--a crude attempt at humor.  They life him, startled by the weight. Do dead men weigh more, another wonders aloud. Together they wait for the police to arrive, doing their best not to look down, to avoid the empty sockets where once the dead man's eyes rested.  They are strangers to each other, these three, but they are bonded now by something deeper than kinship."


What do you think - read more or pass?

27 comments:

  1. That one sounds pretty interesting!

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  2. I have heard good things about this book. The setting is interesting and I also like the vintage cover. Yes, I'd read on.

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    1. I like the cover but Tangerine, where's the orange LOL

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  3. I'm hoping to read this one soon. It's sitting in one of my reading stacks. Enjoy!

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  4. I would keep reading. It has been getting good reviews.

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    1. I'm almost done Nise, this is a very addictive story of deceit.

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  5. I've been eyeing this book...love that cover! Now I'm hooked, and want to read more. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. It's addictive - makes me think of Talented Mr. Ripley.

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  6. I keep seeing this books and it grabs my attention every time. I like the opening too, I'd definitely keep reading.

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    1. It's very good Carol, reminds me of Talented Mr. Ripley.

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  7. Definitely a read! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm almost done, this is a very addictive story of deceit.

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  8. I've seen extracts and reviews of this book all over the blogs. A popular choice.

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    1. Anytime a movie is to follow seems to make the book more popular.

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  9. Not sure on this one. I have seen conflicting reviews. I will await your review.

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  10. I haven't read a book like this for a long time. I would keep reading.

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  11. This one has been tempted me mostly because of the cover but I love the beginning. It's intriguing and a bit gruesome.

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    1. I thought that intro was gruesome as well but, good story so far.

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  12. It could be interesting. I think I would need to know more about the book though. See what I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

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  13. Although the first paragraph didn't grab me, I like the idea that someone thought the story was good enough to be a movie.

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    1. I'm almost done, this is a very addictive story of deceit.

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  14. I expected a tangerine-colored cover, and I didn't expect this opening scene! I'd read more....

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