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 My Husband’s Son by Deborah O’Connor, a book which will be published by Twenty7 Books on 16 June 2016.
Heidi and Jason aren’t like other couples.
Six years ago, Heidi’s daughter was murdered. A year later, Jason’s son Barney disappeared. Their shared loss brought them together.
By chance, Heidi meets a boy she’s certain is Barney.
But Jason is equally convinced it’s not him.
Is Heidi mad? Or is Jason hiding something? And can their fragile marriage survive Heidi’s newfound quest for the truth . . . Amazon
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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro
He appears from behind the door like a gift. He is alone, his stare daydream-soft.
She sees a chance, steps forward and puts a finger to her lips in warning. Keep quiet. His gaze narrows. But he is not scared, not yet.
She hesitates. Despite everything, he is not hers to take. then, he smiles. Gap-toothed and cresting a thick patch of blond hair. His eyes are dark, almost black brown. A beautiful child. She reaches for him.
He tilts on his heel wary.
Her hand around his wrist, she leads him into the corridor. She decides against the lift and heads for the stairs. Before they descend she checks to see if they have been followed.
The day I stumbled upon him was just like any other. I’d been out of town, at a sales presentation, and I was on my way home. I was tired and I wanted to get some wine to have with dinner and so, even though it wasn’t the nicest of streets, I stopped at the first place I could: an off-licence.
These extracts comes from a proof copy.
So what do you think? Would you keep reading?
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