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
"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?