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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (August 30)

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.

Today my opener comes from a book that has been neglected on my bookshelf for way too long: The Twins by Saskia Sarginson, and the last book I’m going to squeeze into my 20 Books of Summer!

The Twins


They were inseparable until an innocent mistake tore them apart.
Growing up, Viola and Issy clung to each other in the wake of their mother’s eccentricity, as she dragged them from a commune to a tiny Welsh village. They thought the three of them would be together forever.
But an innocent mistake one summer set them on drastically different paths. Now in their twenties, Issy is trying to hold together a life as a magazine art director, while Viola is slowly destroying herself, consumed with guilt over the events they unknowingly set into motion as children.
When it seems that Viola might never recover, Issy returns to the town they haven’t seen in a decade, to face her own demons and see what answers, if any, she can find. Goodreads

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro


We weren’t always twins. We used to be just one person. The story of our conception was the ordinary kind they tell you about in biology lessons. You know how it goes: an athletic sperm hits the egg target and a new life forms.
So there we were, a single ho-hum baby in the making. Then comes the extraordinary part, because that egg split, tearing in half, and we became two babies. Two halves of a whole. That’s why it’s weird but true – we were one person first even if only for a millisecond.

So what do you think? Would you keep reading? Or perhaps you’ve read this one already since I’m so late to the party?

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A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

29 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (August 30)

  1. This does sound really interesting, Cleo! Twins make for really interesting characters, and this sounds as though it has an interesting past/present connection – something that you know always appeals to me.


  2. I am definitely fascinated…I love twins, first of all, and then there is that hint of something tragic that is sure to come out. I enjoy when that happens. The unfolding of lifelong secrets. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  3. Sounds fascinating! I love the opening, especially after reading the synopsis, because they were torn apart before they were born and separated again as children. Clever.
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog today. I apologize for the spelling error. I really do know how to spell dysfunctional!
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG


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