Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph(s) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.
(I started this one last night and I'm really enjoying it so far.)
Lock Every Door; Riley Sager
Dutton - 2019
Light slices the darkness, jerking me awake.
My right eye--someone's prying it open. Latex-gloved fingers parting the lids, yanking on them like they're stubborn window shades.
There's more light now, Harsh. Painfully bright. A penlight aimed at my pupil.
The same is done to my left eye. Pry, Part, Light.
The fingers release my lids, and I'm plunged back into darkness.
Someone speaks. A man with a gentle voice, "Can you hear me?"
I open my mouth, and hot pain circles my jaw. Stray bolts of it jab my neck and cheek.....
What do you think? Read more or pass?
(The intro is rather long so I only included part of it)