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 opening comes from Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly MacMillan, a book which I’ve read some great reviews of over the last few months, my copy is being read in time for the publication of the paperback on 27 August 2015.
Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing.
But what really happened that fateful afternoon?
Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the nation trust Rachel?
The clock is ticking to find Ben alive.
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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro
In the eyes of others, we’re often not who we imagine ourselves to be.
When we first meet someone, we can put our best foot forward and give the very best account of ourselves, but still get it horribly wrong.
It’s a pitfall of life.
I’ve thought about this a lot since my son Ben went missing, and every time I think about it, it also begs the question: if we’re not who we imagine we are, then is anybody else? If there is so much potential for other’s to judge us wrongly, then how can we be sure our assessment of them in any way resembles the real person that lies underneath?
Please note that this was taken from a proof copy
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