Tuesday, May 29, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday intros - The Sinner; Petra Hammesfahr




On Tuesdays First Chapter, First Paragraph/Intros is hosted by Vickie/ I’d Rather Be at the Beach Readers are asked to share the first paragraph of a book they are reading or plans to read soon.  This week's selection hooked me right away.

The Sinner; Petra Hammesfahr
Bitter Lemon Press - 2007

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"It was a hot day at the beginning of July when Cora Bender decided to die.  Green had made love to her the night before.  He made love to her regularly every Friday and Saturday night.  She couldn't bring herself to refuse him, being only too well aware how much he needed it. And she loved Gereon.  It was more than love. It was gratitude and utter submission -- something absolute, and unconditional.

Green had enabled her to be a normal young woman like any other.  That was why she wanted him to be happy and contented.  She used to enjoy his lovemaking, but that had stopped six months ago."

I've been listening to the audio and reading a print copy of this one.  It was recommended years ago by Jackie@ Farm Lane Books Blog.

What do you think? Read more or pass?

27 comments:

  1. I'm not too sure I'd read more of that one.

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    1. Yes, probably not for everyone but so far it's very good.

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  2. I'm curious about Cora Bender and why she feels the way she does in the opening paragraph. I'd keep reading.

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  3. The intro grabs your interest. I'd keep reading.

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  4. Not sure about this one but I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Yes, probably not for everyone but so far it's very good.

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  5. I am intrigued...and now I want to know more! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Glad u liked it Laurel, it's a book I think you might enjoy.

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  6. Hmmm.... I think I'd read a bit more. This is not my usual so without reading the blurb, it's hard to say.

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  7. Yes, this is definitely not for everyone but, good so far.

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  8. It's hard to say. I don't like the way the book begins. This week I have Memory of Fire by Callie Bates from my review stack. Happy reading!

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    1. Hi Kathy, I don't read Fantasy but, I'm hoping you enjoy this week's pick.

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  9. Hmmm... I've not heard of this book before, that beginning is intriguing. I guess my answer to the 'would I continue' is maybe. Or maybe I better go read the blurb and then see. LOL

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    1. It is an unusual opening but it was recommended so I am glad I started it.

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  10. Hi Diane, I feel like I have to read more just to satisfy my curiosity. My first guess is that she's not actually human or for some reason feels so grateful? I'd definitely keep going.

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  11. Hi Diane,

    Yep I'd read this. Just the first line is making me dead curious. Excuse the pun... lol

    Here is mine: https://alternative-read.com/2018/05/29/talk-tuesday-with-robin-burcell/

    Happy Tuesday :)

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  12. I've enjoyed several books by Bitter Lemmon Press. Definitely edgy thrillers. I haven't read this but I have read another by this author. Hope you like this one!

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    1. Thanks Iliana, this is my first time with this Imprint. It sure was edgy.

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  13. I'd like to know more as that opening has the questions spilling out of my mind - sounds like a good choice, I do hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I really enjoyed this one and found it hard to put down at times.

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  14. Interesting. The style did hook me but it sounds a little darker than I usually read so I might want to find out a little bit more about it. I hope you're enjoying it!

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