Posted in Weekly Posts

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (June 7)

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 Watching Edie by Camilla Way which I was sent for review by lovereading.

Watching Edie


Beautiful, creative, a little wild… Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then—but it didn’t take long for her to learn that things don’t always turn out the way you want them to.
Now, at thirty-three, Edie is working as a waitress, pregnant and alone. And when she becomes overwhelmed by the needs of her new baby and sinks into a bleak despair, she thinks that there’s no one to turn to…
But someone’s been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. It’s no coincidence that Heather shows up on Edie’s doorstep, just when Edie needs her the most. So much has passed between them—so much envy, longing, and betrayal. And Edie’s about to learn a new lesson: those who have hurt us deeply—or who we have hurt—never let us go, not entirely… Goodreads

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro


Outside my kitchen window the long afternoon empties of light. I look at London stretched out far below, my dripping hands held poised above the sink. The doorbell rings, one long high peal; the broken intercom vibrates. The view from up here, it’s incredible, like you’re flying. Deptford and Greenwich, New Cross and Erith, then the river, and beyond that there’s the Gherkin, over there’s the Shard. From my top-floor flat here on Telegraph Hill you can see forever and as usual it calms me, soothes me: how big it is, how small I am, how far from where I used to be.
The doorbell rings more urgently – whoever it is putting their finger on that buzzer and holding it there. The night hovers.

This extract comes from a proof copy.

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

32 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (June 7)

  1. That book sounds right up my street – I love living my ‘normal’ life and escaping to a reading sea of crime so I will look out for this book


  2. This one certainly sounds as though there are a lot of layers to it, Cleo. And now I’m curious as to the past relationship between the two women. I’ll be really keen to know what you think of it.


  3. I got a little chill from reading the opening lines, suspecting that bad things are just around the corner…or at the door. Interesting cover, too. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  4. Yes, after reading the first chapter I would definitely read on… As it happens this title is already on my Goodreads TBR.


Leave a Reply, I love hearing what you have to say

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.