Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read soon.
Burntcoat; Sarah Hall
Custom House - 11/2/2021
Those who tell stories survive.
My mother said this to me when I was a child. after she'd gone missing for several hours. I was convinced she was dead and that I'd been left alone in the cottage on the moors. When she arrived home, soaked and coatless in the dark, she didn't understand why I was crying. She'd been out walking and had lost track of time.
What would I do alone, I shouted at her. I can't look after myself.
It wasn't true, of course--I could make a fire and use the oven; by the age of ten I could drive her car. I was ready for her to disappear.
What do you think - read more of pass? This intro is based on my eGalley copy which I received via Edelweiss and Custom House.