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. Here's my pick for this week:
Long Bright River; Liz Moore
Penguin Audio - 2020
"There's a body on the Gurney Street tracks, age unclear, probable overdose, says the dispatcher.
Kacey, I think. This is a twitch, a reflex, something sharp and subconscious that lives inside me and send the same message racing to the same base part of my brain every time a female is reported.Then the more rational part of me comes plodding along, lethargic, uninspired, a dutiful dull soldier here to remind me about odds and statistics: nine hundred overdose victims in Kensington last year. Not one of them Kacey. Furthermore, this sentry reproves me, you seem to have forgotten the importance of being professional. Straighten your shoulders. Smile a little. Keep your face relaxed, your eyebrows unfurrowed, your chin untucked. Do your job."
What do you think? Read more or pass?