Tuesday intro: Mercy Killing by Lisa Cutts

Once again I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. In really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

This week, after a few weeks of review copies, I’m back at the library with Mercy Killing by Lisa Cutts, which I know nothing about but which caught my eye because of the title. Here’s what it’s about…

31129137The death of a local sex offender places the police officers at East Rise incident room under immense pressure – they must treat this case like any other murder, but they know what Albie Woodville did and can feel little sympathy. Except, as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear this isn’t just a one-off killing – someone is out for revenge …

Not much to go on is there?  Here’s how it starts…

Few things made Dean Stillbrook happy any more but the one part of the day he really enjoyed, relished, adored, was his early morning walk through the woods from his flat to work.

The hideous experience of the last six months was only now starting to blur into the past where it belonged.  He hadn’t for one moment believed that he would ever look forward to the rest of his life. One stupid mistake had cost him so much but he was learning to adapt and be glad for the small things in his day to day existence.

As he made his way deeper into the trees, he paused for a second to tilt his face up towards the sky, the May sunshine breaking through the branches and warming his face. He stood still, eyes shut, and listened to the birds, a slight breeze rustling the leaves, and then he heard the sound of movement behind him.

A bit of a longer intro to make up for the blurb. What do you think? Would you keep reading?

Emma

 

17 comments
  1. I think I’d like this one. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  2. I would keep reading! The opening carries with it a strong sense of foreboding. The blurb caught my attention too. Thank you for sharing, Emma. I hope you are enjoying your week so far!

    1. It was the blurb that caught me too. Even the standard cover didn’t put me off.

  3. I think this one sounds good, I hope you enjoy it!

    1. Me too…one both counts!

  4. Now I want to know more about those hideous experiences! And how sad to not have much to look forward to….Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE ROANOKE GIRLS”

    1. Me too…I need to actually start it. I have The Roanoke Girls to read…not sure how I missed your post yesterday.,.will head over x

  5. This intro makes me want to read more!

    1. I just hope it lives up to my now high expectations.

  6. i feel caught up in this little bit, but I want to know more. Yes, I want to read this one.

    1. It did pull me in…I can’t wait to read more.

  7. Yes this sounds like one for me Emma 🙂

    1. Let’s hope it’s good!

  8. This sounds good, I hope you like it. The intro makes me want to read more.

    1. It does doesn’t it…I hope I enjoy it too!

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