Tuesday, September 25, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros; The Family Trust; Kathy Wang

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.

Family Trust; Kathy Wang
William Morrow - 2018

Chapter 1

"Stanley Huang sat, naked but for a thin cotton dressing gown crumpled against the sterile white paper in the hospital room, and listened to the young doctor describe how he would die."

What do you think?  (When I first read about this book a few months ago, I knew it sounded perfect for me, I'm hoping I'm right.)


  1. Replies
    1. I know, that dread scene is one I hope I never have to be in.

  2. What a beginning! This week I am featuring A Knife in the Fog by Bradley Harper - a historical mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!

  3. That's definitely a good start to a novel. See what book MK is featuring at Girl Who Reads

  4. The book sounds sad...but real. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. This book is on my list of possible suggestions for book club next year. I like the beginning, so here's hoping.

  6. What a great opening line that definitely hooks you!

  7. I have heard good things about this book, though that first sentence sounds a bit gimmicky to me.

  8. Wow! That sentence hooked me, at least for a bit longer.

  9. That's a powerful opening. I haven't heard about this book before, so thanks for sharing it!

  10. I agree that the opening is quite powerful and a bit unnerving. I need to check this one out and I'll watch for your thoughts on it.

  11. That's definitely an intriguing opening. Hell yeah, I'd read this one! What's he going to do? Surely not give up yet, right?

    Here is my Tuesday post. Hope you're having a good day!

  12. This sounds like it could be an emotional read. What an intro!

  13. That's a compelling beginning! I could just picture him sitting there listening.


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