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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (December 8)

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 this week comes from The Exclusives by Rebecca Thornton which is going to be published on 10 December 2015.

The Exclusives


1996. Freya Seymour and Josephine Grey are invincible – beautiful and brilliant, the two best friends are on the cusp of Oxbridge, and the success they always dreamed they’d share.
2014. Josephine hasn’t heard from Freya for eighteen long and tortured years. And then Freya gets in touch, wanting to meet.
Beginning with one ill-fated night, The Exclusives charts the agonising spiral of friendship gone wrong, the heartache and betrayal of letting down those closest to you and the poisonous possibilities of what we wouldn’t do when everything we prize is placed under threat.
And in the end, as she realises she cannot run for ever, Josephine must answer one question: can she face the woman that she used to know?
The Exclusives is Rebecca Thornton’s powerful debut novel about the pressures of life in an exclusive boarding school. Goodreads

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

Chapter 1

JORDAN, 2014

Everything changed when I was given the badge. I only had it for four months, but I wore it that whole time, just above my left breast Blood red, with gold lettering: Head Girl.
Four months was all it took. Four months with that stupid badge. And, now, all these years later, I imagine telling my colleagues what happened with Freya, over flasks of coffee, the dirt of an archaeological dig tickling our lungs. You were just young, they might say, laughing. Young, naïve and stupid.
young, yes. Stupid, no.

So what do you think? Do you want to know more?

If you have an opening to share, please leave your link 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 (December 8)

  1. I do like that past/present connection, Cleo. I always find it so appealing! And the ‘Head Girl’ badge has got me intrigued. I hope you’re enjoying this one and I’ll be keen to know what you thought of it when you’ve finished.


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