Once again this week, 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 it’s My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England, whose last book (Beneath The Skin) I really enjoyed, which meant I really wanted to read this one. This new book comes out next week so I’m behind on cracking the spine but am excited to finally get reading.
What is it about?
On the afternoon of Nick and Lisa’s wedding, their close friend is found poised on a hotel window ledge, ready to jump.
As the shock hits their friendship group, they soon realise that none of them are being as honest with themselves – or with each other – as they think.
And there are secrets lurking that could destroy everything.
How does it start?
“The champagne cork cracks like a firework. Covering her ears, she shrinks away from the hotel bar, trying to remember why she’s there. A reception, yes a wedding reception; she went to the ladies’.
‘there you are! You disappeared. They’re taking the photographs now. Are you coming outside?’
She puts down the glass and turns. It’s him, it’s the husband she loves far too much. His jacket is missing, his aftershave’s strong.
Holding her breath, she listens. Pitter patter, pitter patter. ‘But it’s raining.’
Staring as though he knows, his eyebrows knit. ‘It stopped ages ago. Everyone else is outside. Are you coming?’
His tone is too loud, his waistcoat too bright.
He’s lying, he’s lying, she knows when he’s lying”
What do you think? It’s a bit more than a paragraph but I wanted to get to what felt like a good stopping point. Would you keep on reading?