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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (August 29)

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 One Day in December by Shari Low which will be published on 1 September 2017.


By the stroke of midnight, a heart would be broken, a cruel truth revealed, a devastating secret shared, and a love betrayed. Four lives would be changed forever, One Day in December.
One morning in December…

Caro set off on a quest to find out if her relationship with her father had been based on a lifetime of lies.

Lila decided today would be the day that she told her lover’s wife of their secret affair.

Cammy was on the way to pick up the ring for the surprise proposal to the woman he loved.

And Bernadette vowed that this was the day she would walk away from her controlling husband of 30 years and never look back.

One day, four lives on a collision course with destiny… Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro


Saturday 23 December
One minute past midnight

It was nothing like a scene from Grey’s Anatomy.
You know, when the alarms sound, and pagers go off, and the model-esque doctor that was having sex with her unfeasibly gorgeous boss in the on-call room leaps to her feet, all tousled hair and bee-stung lips, pulls on her scrubs, and charges to the rescue, not even stopping to adjust her bra before she saves the day.
Nothing like that at all.
If this were a TV drama, the writers would be told to get back to the drawing board, add a bit of excitement, a touch of jeopardy and perhaps some lascivious underwear, before bringing the scene back to the director.
Because this was… understated.
Just a person. Lying in bed. In a hospital room. Breathing.

I’m really looking forward to reading this book which seems to have the kind of  humour that I enjoy. In fact I had a job to know what to excerpt as each character gets a short bio before the prologue which sets the tone nicely…

Kenneth Manson – eminent cardiac surgeon, controlling husband, cheating arse who has had a an 8-year affair with Lila.

Are you tempted to keep reading?


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

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

  1. This one does sound intriguing, Cleo. The slow revealing of secrets can be such an effective tool! I hope you’ll enjoy this.


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