Tuesday Intro: 26th January, 2016

imageThis week, 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. I really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

This week, I’m reading The Sisters by Claire Douglas which I heard great things about last year. Here’s what it’s about…

imageOne lied. One died.

When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive. Haunted by her twin sister’s death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets twins Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.

When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs. As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen – precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention? When the truth outs, will either sister survive?

And here’s how it starts…

I see her everywhere.

She’s in the window of the Italian restaurant on the corner of my street. She has a glass of wine in her hand, something sparkly like Prosecco, and her head is thrown back in laughter, her blonde bob cupping her heart-shaped face, her emerald eyes crinkling.

She’s trying to cross the road, chewing her bottom lip in concentration as she waits patiently for a pause in the traffic, her trusty brown satchel swinging from the crook of her arm.

She’s running for a bus in black sandals and skinny jeans, wire-framed glasses pushed back on to bedhead hair.

And each time I see her I begin to rush towards her, arm automatically rising to attract her attention. Because in that fraction of a second I forget everything. In that small sliver of time she’s still alive. And then the memory washes over me in a tsunami of emotion so I’m engulfed by it. The realization that it’s not her, that it can never be her.

Lucy is everywhere and she is nowhere. That’s the reality of it.

I will never see her again.

What do you think – would you keep reading?



  1. Great opener. It really drew me in. I want to know what happened to Lucy.

    1. It is one of the best from my recent reading- there is more here than meets the eye and I want to know what it is!

  2. Sounds deliciously creepy! Enjoy!

  3. That’s a great hook for an intro; I’d read more as it sounds creepy.

    1. Creepy and compelling- so far a real page turner!

  4. I would keep reading – a gripping intro. Also, I have this one sitting on my unread shelf.

    1. Half way in I would recommend picking it off the shelf…just hoping the secrets threatening to spill are good ones!

  5. Oh yes – i’d definitely keep reading. I like that cover too. It’s interesting – well, maybe not yellow shoes – but still. LOL

    1. It has worth carrying on (so far) – lots of secrets bubbling under

  6. Oh, yes, it sounds very good! I am so sure the story will unfold in some creepy way…LOL. Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “A MAN CALLED OVE”

    1. There is definitely a creepy factor – a female one – which somehow makes it creepier.

  7. I’d definitely keep reading! What a great beginning!

    1. Isn’t it – and so far it isn’t disappointing- thanks for stopping by x

  8. I’m very intrigued by this one and I have a weakness for twin stories! I do hope you enjoy it.

    1. So far I am. I have three books on my kindle with twins in but this is the first I’ve read. I see a trend emerging 😀

  9. If I wasn’t in serious need of fluff I would keep reading. Girl Who Reads

    1. Maybe one for the to read in the future list?

  10. OMG, yes!!! It sounds epic, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cover!

    1. The yellow just catches your eye doesn’t it? So far, it was worth picking up!

  11. I love this! It pulled me in right away. I would definitely keep reading.

    1. It did me too – just what I needed.

  12. Oh yea, I would keep reading!

    1. It is definitely a page turner…

  13. Ooo, yes, I’d definitely keep reading!

    1. I have been and so far so good…even if everyone is a little too beautiful (a pet peeve of mine)

  14. Great opening paragraph, but the cover really grabbed my attention.

    1. It is a great cover isn’t it? I know you aren’t supposed to read a book by it’s cover but how can you help it sometimes?

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