Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.
Visible Empire; Hannah Pittard
Houghton, Mifflin & Harcourt - 2018
"In the first few hours, confusion.
The numbers kept changing. The French were saying 121 dead, which meant--according to the manifest--there must be 11 alive. But New York--how could they have known more than Paris? more than Atlanta? --New York was insisting on 130: the French hadn't included their own countrymen--9 dead, 2 alive--in an initial count. They hadn't thought the U.S. would care. We had our own numbers to deal with, or so their logic went."
What are you thoughts based on the intro? I haven't started this one yet as I have 2 other books to finish first but, I'll begin it soon.