This 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’ve picked up the third book in the Keeper of the Light Trilogy by Diane Chamberlain, having read the first two in the trilogy over the course of the last year or so. I’m keen to find out how it all ends for the family at the centre of these stories and looking forward to visiting the outer banks once last time.
Here’s what it’s about…
Her killer is about to be released on parole. Only Lacey’s statement can keep him in jail. Lacey is facing the biggest decision of her life. Then her best friend dies in a car crash, leaving behind a grieving eleven-year-old daughter in need of a mother – a role Lacey’s not sure she’s ready for.
Two lives rest on Lacey’s choices. Two lives only she can save.
And here’s how it starts…
There was a cheer in the house in the heart of Manteo. From the outside, the large two-story frame building that served as the battered women’s shelter was nondescript. There were no Christmas lights hanging from the eaves, not even a wreath on the door, as if the people who ran the house were afraid to draw attention to it, and Lacey supposed they were. Cruel men had put the women and children here, the sort of men she had no experience with and found hard to imagine. But she could see the fear in the women’s faces and knew those men existed. More than that, she did not really want to know.
What do you think? Would you keep on reading?