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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (November 13)

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.

As regular readers to Cleopatra Loves Books are aware I have been making a huge effort in 2018 to clear some of those books that have been forgotten about on the TBR – and so as the year draws to a close I am having one final push to read some of the older entries – Today I’m sharing a book that I bought back in 2014 and The Lie of You by Jane Lythall has sat forgotten on my kindle pretty much ever since!


One woman’s fear is a another woman’s weapon…

”When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew.
But then, she always thought she had everything: the job; the baby; the friends; and him. She thought she was safe. She thought that nothing could touch her perfect world.
She should never have trusted me.”

A woman sets out to destroy a female colleague in this chilling psychological thriller. Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro



Kathy thinks she has everything: the job; the baby; the friends and him. But she does not have my will. It is all surface with her. She has no hidden places. She does not know about her dark side, or about others’. She always believes the best of people

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Now that doesn’t give too much away does it? But, combined with the synopsis I’m hoping that this will make me love my job, and colleagues, even more than I already do 😉

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


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

26 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (November 13)

  1. You have piqued my interest with this one. And reminded me that I also need to delve into the hidden places on my Kindle for books that are hiding out there. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  2. This does sound intriguing, Cleo! And it’s interesting to contemplate what that ‘dark side’ might be. I’ll be very keen to know what you think of this one when you’ve finished it.


  3. I’d keep going – and good for you for clearing some ‘forgotten’ books from your shelves or virtual shelves. I’ll watch for what you think about this one after you finish it.


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