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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (July 4)

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 An Act Of Silence by Colette McBeth which was published on 29 June 2017.


These are the facts I collect.

My son Gabriel met a woman called Mariela in a bar. She went home with him. They next morning she was found in an allotment.

Mariela is dead.

Gabriel has been asked to report to Camden Police station in six hours for questioning
Linda Moscow loves her son; it’s her biological instinct to keep him safe. But if she’s not sure of his innocence, how can she stand by him? Should she go against everything she believes in to protect him?
She’s done it before, and the guilt nearly killed her.
Now, the past is catching up with them. As old secrets resurface, Lind is faced with another impossible choice. Only this time, it’s her life on the line… Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

Monday, 17 November 2014

Say yes.
One word, all he wants to hear.
Yes, I believe you. Yes, I will help you.
That look of his, brimful of need, stirs in me the biological instinct to protect, make safe, put things right.
I am hardwired to give him what he wants. That is love, I suppose.
But here’s a thought: what if I had resisted, left him to deal with his own mistakes, learn his lessons the hard way; would he be the same man, sitting here recounting this story?
The truth is I’ll never know.
We are where we are.

Well I couldn’t stop reading once I’d started but what do you think? Would you keep reading?


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

17 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (July 4)

  1. It’s definitely an intriguing beginning, Cleo! And it could go in so many different directions, too. I’ll be interested in what you think of it when you’ve finished it.


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