Tuesday, August 28, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Perfect Couple; Elin Hilderbrand



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.  


The Perfect Couple; Elin Hildebrand
Little Brown & Company - 2018

THE CHIEF

"A call before six on a Saturday morning is never a good thing, although it's not unheard of on a holiday weekend.  Too many times to count, Chief Ed Kapxnash of the Nantucket Police Department has seen the Fourth of July go sideways. The most common accident is a person blowing off a finger while lighting fireworks.  Sometimes things are more serious.  One year, they lost a swimmer to a riptide; another year a man drank ten shots of Patron Anejo and then did a backflip off the roof of the Allserve building and hit the water in such a way that his neck snapped. There are generally enough drunk and disorderliness to fill a sightseeing bus, as well as dozens of fistfights, a handful of which are so serious that the police have to get involved."

I have the audio version of this one and hope to start it today. I love books that take place on Nantucket.

What do you think read more or pass?

23 comments:

  1. Oh, Diane, I always worry when I'm woken up early by the phone!! That is so true!

    Sounds good, I am intrigued by this book. Great opening.:)

    http://bit.ly/TeaserTues6 (My post!) Enjoy your week. x

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    1. Yes, I think it's natural to think bad news when phone rings during the night.

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  2. Good choice! I enjoyed this book. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. Well that was good but it didn't leave me hanging.

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  4. I'd like to read more. It's not the way I usually look at holiday weekends, but it could be interesting.

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    1. Good point, Margot. So far so good and, this story will be anything put an uneventful holiday weekend.

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  5. I read this one and it was very good. I recommend you keep reading.I read it in two days It was a A+ book for me in July, and I am stingy with my stars.

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    1. Susan, I'm glad this was such a good experience for you. Enjoying it so far but, just started it.

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  6. Sounds good. I haven't tried this author yet. This week I have a science fiction/alternate history story - Her Majesty's American by Steve White. Happy reading!

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  7. I enjoyed this one! Hope you do, too.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this, I do remember you blogging about it.

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  8. I recommend you keep reading. I have read about five or six Hilderbrand's novels and most of them are very entertaining, perfect beach reads. Ed Kapenash was one of the characters in another novel of hers, The Castaways.

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    1. Carmen, I haven't read this author in a while but started this today and so far so good. Thanks for your feedback.

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  9. I'd keep reading. It's been a long time since I've read one of her books.

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  10. I love this author. I would definitely keep reading.

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  11. This one is really high on my TBR. I haven't read this author before and this one sounds like it has more of a mystery element to it which really appeals to me.

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  12. Well, I like the setting. I will await your review.

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