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.
Quiet in Her Bones; Nalini Singh
Berkley - 2021
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.
I'd like to read more definitely.ReplyDelete
The hook was awesome!Delete
Sounds like a thriller I'd read!ReplyDelete
Good story and an unreliable narrator as well.Delete
That's a good one, we'd sure read more!ReplyDelete
It was decent read but got bogged down a bit too.Delete
I read it and liked it!ReplyDelete
Jen, I liked the first half more than the second.Delete
Wow, now you have definitely grabbed me with these opening lines! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
The opening and first part were unstoppable.Delete
I have heard great things about this novelist. Have not tried her yet. This sounds chilling.ReplyDelete
I think she usually writes romance so this was a change.Delete
I like the short sentences that propel you into the story.ReplyDelete
Yes, definitely hooks you early on.Delete
Sounds good to me! I got burned out on thrillers, but this appeals to me.ReplyDelete
Les, I liked the first half more than the entire book - review coming soon I hope.Delete
I'd read on!ReplyDelete
This is another with an unreliable narrator and unlikeable characters Mary.Delete
Oh I'd definitely keep reading. This sounds intriguing.ReplyDelete
Not bad but, I was expecting I'd love it.Delete
Oh, yes! More, please!ReplyDelete
I loved the hook but, second half let me down somewhat.Delete
Oh wow! What an intriguing start to a story.ReplyDelete
Yes, I was sure this would be a total winner but, not really.Delete
The intro sure caught my attention!ReplyDelete
Great intro but, not a total winner overall.Delete
I would absolutely read on! This book has been on my TBR list ever since I heard about it.ReplyDelete
I loved the first half but got bogged down a bit as well.Delete