Tuesday, March 2, 2021

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Quiet in Her Bones; Nalini Singh

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

                                                           Quiet in Her Bones; Nalini Singh
                                                                         Berkley - 2021

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My mother vanished without a trace ten years ago.  

So did a quarter of a million dollars in cash from my father's safe.

The police came.

The neighbors whispered that she was a thief.

My father called her a bitch.

"She'll turn up and when she does, I'll have her in handcuffs!"

That's what he said. That's what he screamed.

He was right.

It took ten years, but she has turned up.

The police found her car in the dense bush of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park four hours ago.  She was inside. Well, her bones were anyway.  Those bones were clothed in the remnants of the red silk shirt she was wearing that night.

The night I heard her scream.


What do you think, read more or pass?  I actually chose this one because the setting is New Zealand and, I can't recall reading anything that has taken place there previously but,  I can't wait to begin - finishing something else up right now.

28 comments:

  1. I'd like to read more definitely.

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  2. Sounds like a thriller I'd read!

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  3. That's a good one, we'd sure read more!

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  4. Wow, now you have definitely grabbed me with these opening lines! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  5. I have heard great things about this novelist. Have not tried her yet. This sounds chilling.

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  6. I like the short sentences that propel you into the story.

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  7. Sounds good to me! I got burned out on thrillers, but this appeals to me.

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    1. Les, I liked the first half more than the entire book - review coming soon I hope.

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    1. This is another with an unreliable narrator and unlikeable characters Mary.

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  9. Oh I'd definitely keep reading. This sounds intriguing.

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  10. Oh wow! What an intriguing start to a story.

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    1. Yes, I was sure this would be a total winner but, not really.

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  11. The intro sure caught my attention!

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  12. I would absolutely read on! This book has been on my TBR list ever since I heard about it.

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    1. I loved the first half but got bogged down a bit as well.

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