Tuesday, July 27, 2021

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Stranger Behind You; Carol Goodman


Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews
Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read.  This week I selected a thriller that was released earlier this month.

                                          The Stranger Behind You; Carol Goodman
                                                        William Morrow - July 2021

Prologue

"I have noticed in my professional capacity that when someone makes a point of saying they're not lying, that usually means they are.

When the realtor brags that she hasn't lied about the view, though, I have to admit that her claim is demonstrably true: the view is spectacular.  Standing at the elegant bay window it's as if I'm perched on a cliff overlooking the river.  There's nothing between me and the Palisades but water and light.  A person who was afraid of heights would be terrified, but heights aren't what I am afraid of."

What do you think - read more of pass? I've read several books by this author so hoping this new one will be a winner. I hope to start it later in the week.

31 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this one. That opening line is so true! In fact, I have never been disappointed by a Goodman novel. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I like this author as well but, I've found some of her books better than others.

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  2. Intriguing intro definitely. I wonder what she is frightened of.

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    1. Yes, that intro leave me curious, she seems nervous about something.

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  3. Ooo, yes. I can picture myself looking out that window. I won a copy of this book from LibraryThing, but it hasn't shown up yet. Off to check on it...

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  4. I'll be interested in your review, Diane. It's certainly an inviting opening passage!

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  5. Goodman has been hit or miss with me, but this opening catches my attention.

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    1. Same here but, for me more hits than misses so I'm hopeful.

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  6. I'd read more, but then I'm a fan of Carol Goodman. :)

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  7. I'd like to read this one. Hope you enjoy it.

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  8. I'd definitely read more and have a copy of this one on my Kindle - as yet to be started. Will watch for what you think. I've really liked other books by Carol Goodman.

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    1. I hoping this will be good Kay - hope you enjoy it as well.

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  9. Goodman has written quite a few thrillers, but I've only read one and I think it was her first book (The Lake of Dead Languages). I don't remember too much about it or if I liked it. I may have to give this new one a try, though.

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    1. I'm not sure if I read that although the title is familiar. I need to check.

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    2. Oops Lake of Dead Languages made my Top 10 of 2002 - probably why it sounds familiar -
      https://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/12/top-10-books-of-years-gone-by.html

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  10. That sounds really good, I'd sure read on!

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  11. LOL. Love the first line. Keep going!

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  12. I'd keep reading. The intro hooked me right away.

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  13. I'd keep reading, it sounds sinister.

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  14. I read and enjoyed Lake of Dead Languages by this author in 2003. I would read on.

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    1. I can't recall whether I read that on and my tracking of ALL books read began in 2008 really before that it was just my 10 favorites. The title is familiar though. I'm sure if I bought it and began reading it would likely sound familiar LOL

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    2. oops, Lake of Dead Languages made my Top 10 list in 2002!
      https://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/12/top-10-books-of-years-gone-by.html

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  15. That first sentence of the prologue made me laugh - oh so true! This sounds like a good read! I'd definitely keep reading.

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