Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn


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.

Today’s First Chapter, First Paragraph is from The Alice Network by Karen Quinn:

May, 1947   Southampton

The first person I met in England was a hallucination. I brought her with me, onboard the serene ocean liner that had carried my numb, grief-haunted self from New York to Southampton.


I’m hosting this Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers which is easy to participate in.  It 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 (two or three sentences), and leave a comment with the link to your own tantalizing teaser for the day.  Here’s my quote from the above book:

The streetlamps sent a blurry light through the curtains, half-illuminating the dark hallway. I could see a tall gaunt figure, a straggle of hair, the fiery end of a lit cigarette. The gleam of light off a pistol barrel, pointing straight at me. (p.14)

Would you keep reading?  Have you read this book already?  Share your thoughts and leave a link to your own post.  Enjoy your day!

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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23 Responses to Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

  1. The first paragraph caught my attention. I like the sound of it and the teaser. It should be a good one. Enjoy.

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  2. Both the intro and the teaser along with the cover have me wanting to know more.

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  3. Diane D says:

    I like that intro a lot Lorraine – enjoy.

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  4. This has been on my want list since one of my reviewers read it.

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    • mysm2000 says:

      I’m glad to hear it. I’m quite enjoying it now that I’ve reconciled with some of the language which becomes understandable once you start uncovering Eve’s past. Thanks for coming by.


  5. Well I definitely want to know more after that opener!

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  6. Yvonne says:

    I haven’t heard about this one, but I’m intrigued by that teaser.

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  7. I’m not familiar with this book, but the opening got my attention! Hope you enjoy it.

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  8. Enjoy! I’ve got this one in my queue and am hoping to get to it soon.

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  9. This opening makes me want to know more. I would keep reading!

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  10. I’ve been curious about this book, and these snippets heightened my curiosity. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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