Tuesday, July 19, 2022

First chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders; Kathryn Miles

                                                  

Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read soon. I just picked this one up at the library.

                                                        

TrailedOne Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders; Kathryn Miles
Algonquin - 2022


Preface


THEY MUST HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED.  That's the thought I return to after all these years.


They must have been tracked as they left the Skyland lodge and stepped across Skyline Drive, the well-traveled backbone of Virginia's Shenandoah National Park.  He--for murderers are almost always hes--must have been prowling Skyland's Parking lots and public areas, hoping he's find the right target.  Perhaps he studied the two young women as they lounged in the grass outside the lodge, oblivious as they consulted a map or warmed themselves in the afternoon sun.  Maybe he bumped into one of them as she was leaving the restroom or grabbing a drink in the taproom.  Something about their countenance and mannerisms must have caught his eye, made him decide he'd found what he was hunting for.

What do you think - read more of pass? Are you a true crime fan? I am as long as it isn't too gory.

                                                    

30 comments:

  1. This sounds like a true-crime? Always interesting to read!

    Elza Reads

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  2. I'm not a true crime fan. I prefer my crimes to be fictional.

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    1. I like true crime provided there isn't too much gore or brutality.

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  3. I like the sound of this one! Another author I haven't yet read.

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    1. I haven't tried this author either but, the story sounds very good to me,

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  4. I think this sounds interesting. True crime and unsolved cases. I wonder if she solves it. I don't listen to podcasts generally, but if you do, or even if you don't and you are interested in true crime, there is a fascinating one that occured in NH. https://www.nhpr.org/inside-nhpr/2018-10-03/bear-brook-new-nhpr-podcast-dives-deep-into-nh-cold-cases-innovations-in-forensics-technology
    I think this address will get you there, and then there is followup stuff. Whew. I found it riveting.

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    1. I hope to start it over the weekend Nan. I don't listen to podcasts byt, my daughter does so I will mention the the one you referenced. Thank you

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  5. I'm a true crime fan, too, and this book looks really good! :)

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    1. I can't recall where I read about it but, it did sound like my thing. I hope you will enjoy it.

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  6. Sorry, I'm not a big true crime lover. I think it's because my father was in law enforcement all his life. True is true and fiction means it's made up. Somehow that's how my minds divides it and as you know, I love mysteries and crime novels. But fictional. Enjoy it though!

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    1. Isn't that interesting? I never realized some readers preferred on over the other.

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  7. I love true crime books and shows/movies. I'll look to see what the book is about.

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  8. I'm not a true crime fan, BUT this sounds so familiar to the thriller I'm reading right now! Why do I like it in fiction, but not true crime? Doesn't make sense, lol. That intro is very intriguing, though.

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    1. LOL - I have no idea and never realized some readers only read either all FIC or all NF when it came to crime.

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  9. I'd read more since I'm familiar with that area.

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  10. I'm not a true crime reader, but this sounds pretty interesting. I do like mysteries.

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    1. I strated it but, put is aside to finish another book. Will go back.

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  11. I rarely read true crime books but this one sounds intriguing.

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    1. The writing is quite good but, I only read 5 chapters as I wanted to finish something I started that was 600 pages.

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  12. I don't read a lot of true crime as it terrifies me, LOL! But this sounds very interesting and I would read on.

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    1. I used to read all Ann Rule true crime in the 80s-90s but have only read afew true crime in recent years. Yes, mordern life is scary enough at times,

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  13. I have this book from the library but I have to give it back before starting (ugh)! I remember this awful crime - it happened when I was living in Virginia. I'd read on ...

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  14. Despite watching a lot of true crime and reading a lot of fictional crime I haven't actually read much true crime. This sounds really interesting!

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    1. I don't read a lot of true crime but I used to years ago.

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  15. I've been to that place, and I wouldn't feel good about reading this.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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