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 chosen book for this week is When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen, an author who hasn’t let me down yet, so I can’t wait to read this one, especially as it is set around office life!
Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan and Charlie have worked together for years – they know how each one likes their coffee, whose love life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in ….
Now, there’s something chilling in the air.
Who secretly hates everyone?
Who is tortured by their past?
Who is capable of murder? NetGalley
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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro
Imagine we could see the damage inside ourselves. Imagine it showed through us like contraband in an airport scanner. What would it be like, to walk around the city with it all on view – al the crushed dreams and the broken hearts? What would it be like to see the people our lives made us The people we are, under our skin.
I thought about that when I saw you on the news just now. I recognised you right away. ‘Such an ordinary person,’ those people said. ‘I can’t believe someone like that could do something so terrible.’
Please note that this excerpt comes from a proof copy
When She Was Bad will be published on 21 April 2016 by Random House UK.
Do you want to know more? – do you want to know what the ‘ordinary person’ has done? – I know I do! Please leave your thoughts and/or links in the comment box below!