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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (June 6)

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 first paragraph this week comes from Each Little Lie by Tom Bale which will be published on 29 June 2017.


One split second can destroy your life forever

Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…

When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her – or is she losing her mind?

Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.

They’re watching her child as well. Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

He’d crossed her path before but today was different. There was a flash of light as the man hurried across the patch of grass at the front of his property; Jen caught the glint of sunlight on metal, the sense of something falling.
For most of August he’d been running later than normal, which made her wonder if his schedule, like hers, was influenced by the school holidays. As usual he was carrying a couple of his mysterious boxes, cradling them awkwardly in both arms, as if the contents were precious rather than heavy.

I’m reading far fewer psychological thrillers this year but having read all the wonderful reviews of this author’s previous books I decided to make an exception.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


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

15 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (June 6)

  1. This certainly sounds intriguing, Cleo! I’m already wondering what’s in those boxes… I’ll look forward to your review when you’ve finished.


  2. Great intro…and I loved the blurb, too. A story about lies that turn chilling and lead to a dangerous chain of events….this one sounds like a must-read! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.


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