Tuesday, June 30, 2020

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - This Little Family; Ines Bayard

Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.

This Little Family; Ines Bayard
Other Press - 2020
(review copy provided by the publisher)

"Little Thomas didn't have time to finish his stewed apple. His mother hadn't given him the slightest chance.  The speed at which the poison circulated through his blood simply meant he didn't suffer when he died.  Only Marie's body was still upright, securely wedged against the back of her chair, her head tipped back.  She must have struggled to ensure this was noticed.  Laurent had been served first.  Few people stumbling across these three ashen bodies could have imagined the warm laughter filling the room just moments before the tragedy occurred."

What do you think, pass or read more? 



  1. Wow! I am not sure about this one, but I suspect I won't be able to resist it. That cover looks so innocent, lol.

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  2. I'd read more, sounds evil and interesting!

  3. I'd read more. I want to know what's going to happen next.

  4. wow, indeed. I would still be turning pages on this one. What a beginning!

  5. What the what??? That's all I am getting??? MORE!!!

  6. It sounds pretty dark. Maybe not for me right now. The real world is too depressing.

  7. That's a shocking opening. Sounds like my kind of read.

  8. No, but I'm a big scaredy cat. I can think of a dozen people who would love it.


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