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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (May 3)

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.

The book I am featuring this week is another from the publishers Twenty7 Books; Little Bones by Sam Blake which will be out in eBook format on 17 May 2016.

Little Bones


Attending what seems to be a routine break-in, troubled Detective Garda Cathy Connolly makes a grisly discovery: an old wedding dress – and, concealed in its hem, a baby’s bones.
And then the dress’s original owner, Lavinia Grant, is found dead in a Dublin suburb.
Searching for answers, Cathy is drawn deep into a complex web of secrets and lies spun by three generations of women.
Meanwhile, a fugitive killer has already left two dead in execution style killings across the Atlantic – and now he’s in Dublin with old scores to settle. Will the team track him down before he kills again?
Struggling with her own secrets, Cathy doesn’t know dangerous – and personal – this case is about to become… NetGalley

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro


Coming Apart at the Seams

In clothing: where two pieces of material come apart and the garment can no longer be worn. Often caused by a weakness and break in the thread.


The door to the back bedroom hung open.
Pausing at the top of the narrow wooden stairs, Garda Cathy Connolly could just see inside, could see what looked like the entire contents of the wardrobe flung over the polished floorboards, underwear scattered across the room like litter. The sun winter weak, played through a window opposite the door, its light falling on something cream, illuminating it bright against the dark denim and jewel colours of the tumbled clothes on the floor.

So what do you think? Would you keep reading?

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

31 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (May 3)

      1. I re-vamped my blog over the weekend and am the same as you – I can’t stop looking through it and smiling so I don’t think you’re sad at all. It’s lovely to give a makeover to something you spend a lot of time on, it can’t fail to boost your mood. 🙂


  1. What an intriguing way to open a novel, Cleo, and a wedding dress is such an interesting way to tie some pieces of the plot together. As you can imagine, that mix of past and present is really appealing to me, too. I’ll be interested in your thoughts when you’ve finished it.


  2. I love the sound of this one, Cleo, and I’m eager to learn more about your thoughts afterwards.

    And, of course, I LOVE your new blog look….isn’t it fun? Thanks for visiting my blog, too.


    1. Thank you Laurel, I am really looking forward to getting into this one – I have a feeling I’m going to like it very much indeed.
      And thank you – I had a good look at yours this morning and the brilliant thing about these themes is we all make our blogs look individual whilst having the same options available – it is fun and has rejuvenated my blog!


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