Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon.
Grand Central - 2017
On the night she died, my mom drove to a motel to buy cocaine with two men: Peter Gilbert and Gerald Mastracchio. Once inside, Gilbert watched television while Masttracchio spread the cocaine on a table and demanded sex from my mother. She complied. Years later, Gilbert would testify that "Mastracchio emerged from the bathroom with a towel, threw it around Carroll's neck and yanked. Mastracchio grunted to Gilbert to help as Carroll's face turned purple. ' Come you rat', Mastracchio wheezed. 'Give me the death rattle.'"
This happened at the Sunset View Motel in Attleboro, Massachusetts, just minutes from the Rhode Island border. It was October 18, 1984. My mother was thirty. Her name was Joan Carroll. I had just turned four years old.
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