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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (July14)

First Chapter

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 current read is Redemption Road by Lisa Ballantyne which is due to be published in paperback on 16 July 2015.

Redemption Road


The crash is the unravelling of Margaret Holloway. Trapped inside a car about to explode, she is rescued by a scarred stranger who then disappears. Margaret remembers little, but she’s spent her life remembering little – her childhood is full of holes and forgotten memories. Now she has a burning desire to discover who she is and why her life has been shrouded in secrets. What really happened to her when she was a child? Could it have anything to do with the mysterious man who saved her life?
Flitting effortlessly between past and present, this is a suspenseful, gritty and emotionally charged journey of an estranged father and daughter, exploring the strength of family ties and our huge capacity for forgiveness. NetGalley

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

Margaret Holloway
Thursday 5 December 2013

Margaret Holloway wrapped her scarf around her face before she walked out into the school car park. It was not long after four o’clock, but a winter pall had shifted over London. It was dusk already, wary streetlamps casting premature light on to the icy pavements. Snowflakes had begun to swirl and Margaret had blinked as one landed on her eyelashes. The first snow of the year had always brought a silence, dampening down all sound. She felt gratefully alone, walking out into the new darkness, hers the only footprints on the path. She had been too hot inside and the cold air was welcome.

Please note that this was taken from a proof copy

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A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

46 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (July14)

  1. Oh, this does sound intriguing, Cleo! I could well imagine how one would have the drive to find out more about one’s past like that. I’ll look forward to reading your review of this when you’ve finished it.


  2. I like the writing, but have no idea what to expect –sometimes a good thing –other times not. I;d keep reading though.


  3. I do like cold and snow description, but I think, for me, the blurb is more intriguing. And when I went and looked, this will be a book that has one title in your world and another in mine. It will be published in the US in October under the name Everything She Forgot. Why do they do that? (sigh) Yes, I’d keep reading, for sure.


  4. This sounds like it will be a good one! I like the intro you shared. I love the setting–and reading about snow in a particularly hot summer is always a nice change of pace. 🙂


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