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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (September 15)

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 opening comes from Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt

Little Girl Gone


A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back?
When Estelle’s baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn’t report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory.
Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night – but what she doesn’t know is whether she was responsible… Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

Little Girl Gone intro

Chapter 1

‘Mrs Paradise?’
A voice sounds out of nowhere. My thoughts are sluggish as if I’m running under water. I try and try but I’m not getting anywhere.
‘Not stable. Eighty over sixty. And falling.’
Oh God, I’m still alive.
I move my legs, they respond, barely, but they respond. Light prowls its way into my eyes. I hear dogs barking, high pitched. They pant, their tags clatter.
‘You’ve been in a car accident.’
My face is numb, my thoughts vague, like dusty boxes in obscure and dark attic spaces. I know immediately something is amiss.

Do you want to know more? Or perhaps you’ve already read this book?
Please leave your thoughts and links in the comments box below


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

28 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (September 15)

  1. On the basis of just that paragraph then no I wouldn’t read on. It doesn’t sound that different to zillions pf other books. But when combined with the blurb I see there is potential for something very interesting.


  2. Ooh this sounds interesting! I do agree with Rebecca that the blurb is more intriguing than the first paragraph, but I’d give it the benefit of the doubt and keep reading a bit! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I hope you have a great week!
    My Tuesday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words


  3. Thanks for sharing this, Cleo. I’m honestly not sure I’d read the book, as I think the ‘abducted child’ theme has been done. And done. But I do like the idea of the slow reveal of just what did happen that night. I’ll be interested in what you thought of it when you’ve finished.


  4. Yes, you probably know that I’d read on. I like the inclusion of the newspaper article. I always love books that include extra things – emails, pictures, tweets, whatever.


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