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.
The Family Remains; Lisa Jewell
Atria - August 9, 2022
(sequel to The Family Upstairs)
I stare down at the young man that stands below me ankle-deep in the mud of the banks of the Thames. He has sandy hair that hangs in curtains on either side of a soft, freckled-face. He's wearing knee-high rubber boots and a khaki gilet with multiple pockets and is surrounded by a circle of gawping people. I go to him, trying to keep my toes away from the mud.
"Good morning," I say. "I'm Detective Inspector Samuel Owusu. This is Saffron Brown from our forensics team." I see Jason Mott trying very hard not to look as if he is excited to be in the presence of two real-life detectives--and failing. "I hear you have found something. Maybe you could explain?"
What do you think -- read more of pass? I read The Family Upstairs in 2019 so I am looking forward to starting this on toward the end of the week.