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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (February 14)

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.

Happy Valentines Day everyone I’m sending you all lots of book love!

My opening paragraph for this week comes from The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir which will be published in the UK on 23 March 2017.



The murder was meant as a punishment – but what sin could justify the method?
The only person who might have answers is the victim’s seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she’s not talking.
Newly promoted, out of his depth, detective Huldar turns to Freyja and the Children’s House for their expertise with traumatised young people. Freyja, who distrusts the police in general and Huldar in particular, isn’t best pleased. But she’s determined to keep little Margret safe.
It may prove tricky. The killer is leaving them strange clues: warnings in text messages, sums scribbled on bits of paper, numbers broadcast on the radio. He’s telling a dark and secret story – but how can they crack the code? And if they do, will they be next? Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

Chapter 1


It takes Elisa a moment or two to work out where she is. She’s lying on her side, the duvet tangled between her legs, the pillow creased under her cheek. It’s dark in the room but through the gap in the curtains a star winks at her from the vastness of space. On the other side of the bed the duvet is smooth and flat, the pillow undented. The silence is alien too; for all the times it has kept her lying irritably awake she misses the sound of snoring. And she misses the warmth that radiates from her permanently superheated husband, which requires her to sleep with one leg sticking out of the covers.
Out of habit she’s adopted that position now, and she’s cold.

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This is my first Yrsa Sigurdardottir book and having heard high praise of her books, I think I’m going to enjoy this one.

What do you think?


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

34 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (February 14)

  1. I have a copy of this myself so will definitely be reading more. This will be my third book by Sigurdardottir so I have high hopes as have really enjoyed the others.


  2. I’m a Yrsa fan, Cleo. I think she writes very well, and creates interesting characters. She’s also really effective at building tension and a charged atmosphere. I hope you’ll enjoy this one, and I do recommend her others.


  3. I haven’t read any of this author’s books either, but she has been on my list for ever so long. This one sounds great. Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!


  4. I haven’t read her books yet although The Silence of the Sea is on my TBR. I’d keep reading this one based on that blurb…Looking forward to your review


  5. Really like the sound of this, and I would definitely keep reading from that opening paragraph! I’ve read one of Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s novels (The Undesired), and whilst that one didn’t quite hit the mark for me, I enjoyed it and would love to read more of her work.


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