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. Diane is currently on a summer break but I have decided to carry on regardless because these are some of my favourite posts. I see others are doing the same – if you are, please leave a link to your post in the comments so that I don’t miss checking out your reads.
This week I’m reading My Sister by Michelle Adams, which turned up unannounced through my letterbox but does sound like my type of read. It came out in April but I’m only just getting around to reading it now. Here’s what it’s about…
You don’t get to choose your family.
She thought she’d never go back home.
But there’s something in her sister’s voice she just can’t refuse.
And hasn’t it always been that way?
What her sister asks, she does . . .
And here’s how it starts…
The buzzing of my telephone is like the scuttling of a cockroach underneath the bed. No real danger, yet still I am terrified. The same fear that a knock on the door just before bedtime brings, always bad news, or a murderer there to live out a fantasy. I look back and see Antonio sleeping by my side, naked save for a white sheet draped over his hip like an unfastened toga. His breath glides in and out, comfortable, at peace. I know the dreams that come to him are good, because he smacks his lips and his muscles twitch like a contented baby. I glance at the red numbers glowing on the alarm clock. 2.02 am, a warning sign.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
It’s certainly a strong start. Are you enjoying this one?
I am but I’m also not convinced. I have a horrible feeling a third of the way through I have figured it out!
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Oh dear! Let’s hope it’s a major red herring and that you are proved completely wrong…
I wasn’t…though it wasn’t all bad.
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That’s a relief then – I hate it when that happens…
Oh, I hate the telephone late at night, or the doorbell at any time. I can feel the suspense, and definitely want to keep reading. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “SYCAMORE”
I know what you mean. I have only had one such call and it wasn’t good!
Well the telephone sounding at 2:00 am is certainly scary but I think the description of Antonio sleeping weakened the opening. The blurb.. OMG that’s something though. I so want to read it!
I know what you mean…it felt a bit “ooo laa laa” for a second I thought!
I’d definitely keep reading! A phone call at 2AM is never good and I’m curious to know what’s going on.
No, no one likes a call in the early hours.