Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening. Feel free to grab the banner and play along.
My intro this week is from No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary whose debut novel Someone Else’s Skin wowed me last year.
Two young boys.
Trapped underground in a bunker.
Unable to understand why they are there.
Desperate for someone to find them.
Slowly realising that no-one will…
Five years later, the boys’ bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome’s career begins.
Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them.
For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this… Amazon
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro
Five years ago
Fred’s crying again, a snotty noise with a whine in it, like the puppy when he’s shut outside. Archie’s the oldest, so it’s his job to take care of Fred when Mum and Dad aren’t around, but he’s fed up of drying Fred’s eyes and wiping Fred’s nose. Most of all, he’s fed up with telling Fred it’s going to be okay. Archie doesn’t like telling lies, especially not to his little brother.
Please note the quote is from a proof copy
Do you want to know more? Would you keep reading?