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 soon.
This week I couldn't decide which book to post so I selected (2) that I will be reading this week.
Getaway; Zoje Stage
Mulholland Books - 8/2021
"It might have been a beautiful day. In her memory, the golden leaves of a gingko tree shimmered in poignant juxtaposition to the harrowing splatters of blood. But in reality, it could have been an ordinary maple tree. And the blood, though it had been shed, pooled indoors, beyond her field of vision.
Within moments of it happening, Imogen lost track of what was real, what was imagined. Had she heard screams? Or were those in her head too? Late, she could only tell the police her name, why she was there, what time she arrived and other unhelpful details. When they asked what she saw, Imogen had shaken her head, distrustful of her awareness."
Once There Were Wolves; Charlotte McConaghy
Flatiron Books - 8/2021
"When we were eight, Dad cut me open from throat to stomach.
In a forest in the wilds of British Columbia, sat his workshop, dusty and reeking of blood. He had skins hanging to dry and they brushed our foreheads are we crept through them. I shivered, even then, as Aggie grinned devilishly in front of me, bolder than me by far. After summers spent wishing to know what happened in this shed I was suddenly desperate to be gone from it."
What do you think of these opening passages - read more or pass?