Once again this week I’m linking up 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. I really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.
Yesterday, I started Follow the Leader by Mel Sherratt. This is the second in the DS Allie Shenton series and I’m looking forward to it, having really enjoyed the first (Taunting the Dead). Here’s what it’s about…
A man’s body is found on a canal towpath. In his pocket, a plastic magnet in the shape of an E.
Days later, a second victim is found, this time with the letter V tucked into her clothing.
As the body count rises, the eerie, childlike clues point to a pattern that sends DS Allie Shenton and her colleagues into full alert.
The race is on. Allie and the team must work quickly to determine where the killer will strike next.
The rules are simple but deadly—to catch the killer, they must follow the leader.
And here’s how it starts…
Patrick sat alone. Across the playground he could see the other children playing and talking to their friends. Screams and squeals erupted every few seconds. He kept his head down.
Out of the corner of his eye he saw a girl coming towards him. He clutched his bag to his chest and looked everywhere but at her. She stopped in front of him, a gangly specimen of a ten-year-old who hadn’t yet grown into her body. Long legs and arms, thin torso, oval face. Pigtails in her blonde hair, braces on her teeth, yet the makings of something special in the years to come.
What do you think – would you keep reading?