Tuesday intro: Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris

Once again I’m linking up again with Vicky at I’d Rather Be At The Beach 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.

This week, I’m sharing a book I’ve actually just finished, though it’s not released for another month so the review won’t be up till then.  It’s Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris, an author I’ve read previously and really enjoyed.  Here’s what it’s about…

The Disappearance
Twelve years ago Finn’s girlfriend disappeared.

The Suspicion
He told the police the truth about that night.
Just not quite the whole truth.

The Fear
Now Finn has moved on.
But his past won’t stay buried…


And here’s how it starts…

“My phone rings as I’m walking through the glass-walled foyer of Harry’s impressive office on London Wall.  I turn and check the time on the digital display above the receptionist’s desk; it’s only four-thirty, but I’m impatient to get home.  It’s taken months of perseverance to get Grant James, the famous business magnate, to invest fifty million pounds in Harry’s new fund and I’m ready for a celebration. As a thank you, Harry has book dinner for me and Ellen at the Hideout tonight and I know she’s going to love it.

I glance impatiently at my phone, hoping it’s a call I don’t have to take. The caller name comes up as Tony Heddon, a police detective based in Exeter.  We first met twelve years ago when I was arrest on suspicion of Layla’s murder, and we’ve become good friends since. There’s a curved steel bench to the left of the reception so I walk over and put my briefcase down on its metallic seat.”

What do you think – not the most exciting start but does it promise good things to come and would you keep reading?

Emma x


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  1. I don’t know, that sounds pretty exciting to me – ‘when I was arrested on suspicion of Layla’s murder’? Who’s Layla? LOL

    I’m looking forward to this one. Will watch for your thoughts on it.


    • I suppose it is, but I’m so used to books throwing it all into the opening paragraph and this one just doesn’t do that – not a bad thing by any means!


    • No, it would have taken about five paragraphs to get to the “ah-hah” moment and I couldn’t type that much. I did enjoy it though.


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