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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (October 30)

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Vicky from I’d Rather Be At The Beach who 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.

This week my first chapter comes from a book I hope to read very soon; The Lies We Told by Camilla Way a book I purchased after previously enjoying another of the author’s novels, Watching Edie.

Blurb

DO YOU PROMISE NOT TO TELL?

A DAUGHTER
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behaviour, the apparent delight in hurting others… sometimes Beth is scared of her, and what she could be capable of.

A SON
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without trace, and his girlfriend Clara is left desperate to discover what has happened to him.

A LIFE BUILT ON LIES
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke’s long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke’s life is in danger because of the
lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can she find him before it’s too late? Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

1

Cambridgeshire, 1986

At first I mistook the severed head for something else. It wasn’t until I was very close that I realised it was Lucy. To begin with I thought the splash of yellow against the white of my pillow was a discarded sock, a balled-up handkerchief perhaps. It was only when I drew nearer and saw the delicate crest of feathers, the tiny, silent beak, that I fully understood. And suddenly I understood so much more: everything in that moment became absolutely clear.

Well what do you think? Would you keep reading?

Author:

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

25 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (October 30)

  1. That really is an eerie first paragraph, Cleo! But the premise sounds intriguing, and I do like stories where the past impacts the present. I hope you’ll enjoy it and post a review when you’ve read it.

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