First Chapter, First Paragraph Intro Tuesday

This is a new thing I’m going to be trying out, sharing the first paragraph from the first chapter of a book. This week, I’ll be introducing you to my current read, a book from my TBR Pile, and another one I’ve already read (but may not have reviewed). Every single one is in the mystery/thriller/noir category. What can I say? I’m on a bit of a killer kick 🙂

Current Read: Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless.

Dead Stop - Barbara Nickless

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Every chance you get, remember:
hang on to the living.
Don’t take up with the dead.
   – Sydney Parnell. Personal journal.

Death did not become her.

(This one is the second in the Sydney Rose Parnell Series)

TBR Pile: Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison

Lie to Me - JT Ellison

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You aren’t going to like me very much. Oh, maybe in your weaker moments, you’ll feel sorry for me, and use those feelings of warmth and compassion and insightful understanding to excuse my actions. You’ll say to yourself, “Poor little girl. She couldn’t help herself.” Or, “Can you blame her? After all she’s been through?” Perhaps you’ll even think, “She was born to this. It is not her fault”.

(Heck, I’m excited by the first chapter – can’t wait to dig in!!)

Read: Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye

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“I wouldn’t have her heart for anything. Say your prayers,
Miss Eyre, when you are by yourself; for if you don’t
repent, something bad might be permitted to come down
the chimney, and fetch you away”

Of all my many murders, committed for love and for better reasons, the first was the most important.

(I may need to reread this awesomely noir-ish take on Jane Eyre!)

That’s it! 3 great books for you to pick up and explore 🙂

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