First Chapter, First Paragraph has a new host, I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here. Easy to participate. Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) paragraph(s) from the book. Leave your link at the blog site along with a comment on what is posted there. Learn about other books people are reading by visiting their blogs and noting their excerpts.
My book for today, The Woman in Cabin 10, a novel by Ruth Ware. It begins with a prologue although it doesn’t say so:
In my dream, the girl was drifting, far, far below the crashing waves and the cries of the gulls in the cold, sunless depths of the North Sea. Her laughing eyes were white and bloated with salt water; her pale skin was wrinkled; her clothes ripped by jagged rocks and disintegrating into rags.
Only her long black hair remained, floating through the water like fronds of dark seaweed, tangling in shells and fishing nets, washing up on the shore in hanks like frayed rope, where it lay, limp, the roar of the crashing waves against the shingle filling my ears.
I’ve started my own meme, Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers which may not appear every week but when it does, it will always be on Tuesday. To participate, show the title, author, and cover, and choose a random (or not) quote to share with other readers. Here’s my quote from the above book:
I should have felt afraid—a thirty-two-year-old woman, clearly wearing pajamas, wandering the streets in the small hours. But I felt safer out here than I did in my flat. Out here, someone would hear you cry. (p.23)
Would you keep reading? Have you read this book already? Share your thoughts and leave a link to your own post. Enjoy your day!