Tuesday, August 2, 2022

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Family Remains; Lisa Jewell

                                                    

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The Family Remains; Lisa Jewell
Atria - August 9, 2022

(sequel to The Family Upstairs)

PROLOGUE

June 2019

SAMUEL

"Jason Mott?"

I stare down at the young man that stands below me ankle-deep in the mud of the banks of the Thames.  He has sandy hair that hangs in curtains on either side of a soft, freckled-face.  He's wearing knee-high rubber boots and a khaki gilet with multiple pockets and is surrounded by a circle of gawping people.  I go to him, trying to keep my toes away from the mud.

"Good morning," I say.  "I'm Detective Inspector Samuel Owusu.  This is Saffron Brown from our forensics team."  I see Jason Mott trying very hard not to look as if he is excited to be in the presence of two real-life detectives--and failing. "I hear you have found something. Maybe you could explain?"

What do you think -- read more of pass?  I read The Family Upstairs in 2019 so I am looking forward to starting this on toward the end of the week.

23 comments:

  1. Oh yes I'd definitely need to read more.

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    1. I liked the intro as well; hope to start it after I finish one other book: Metropolis; BA Shapiro.

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  2. This is so definitely something I need to add to my list!

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  3. It is certainly enough to pique my interest.

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    1. I've read a few books by this author and they are generally pretty interesting.

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  4. I can't wait to read this! :D

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  5. I want to read The Family Upstairs first, but have this one on my list. I like the beginning.

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    1. The Family Upstairs was good enough to make me want to read the follow uo.

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  6. Those first lines definitely make me curious about what's happening...and what will happen next.

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  7. I've been wanting to read this author. I would give this book a try.

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  8. I'd keep reading to find out what he found, and go from there.

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  9. I'm totally unsure where this one is heading, so I'd definitely read more before making up my mind about it.

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  10. A story based around The Thames would likely end up being very interesting so I would definitely read on!

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    1. It seems like I recently read something about mud-raking (not sure that was the term in the Thames??

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  11. I'd also what to know what the find was!

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  12. I'd read more! And I want to read The Family Upstairs too. Both sound great.

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