I’m back again this week with another First Chapter/First Paragraph/Intros, a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. The idea being you post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book you want to read based on the opening. Feel free to grab the banner and play along.
My first paragraph today comes from the The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards, a gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies.
It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake.
What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie’s predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years.
As her life begins to fall apart at work and at home, Sophie must race to uncover the truth about her new job…before it kills her.
First Chapter, First Paragraphs
Sophie got to Herne Hill station with just enough time to buy a coffee from the stall on the platform and grab a free paper, barely able to believe this was all real, that she was a paid worker again. The last time she’d stood here at this time of the morning she’d been eight months pregnant with Daisy, wearing a little badge that said ‘Baby on Board’, excited and terrified about being a mother. Now she wore a fitted grey suit, bought in a last-minute panic at the weekend, and the baby in her belly had been replaced by the fizz of nerves and excitement. Today was the day. The first day of her new life.
The first day in her dream job.
I’ve read a few psychological thrillers this year and have been enjoying them. This book caught my attention as the author had been raved about on one the book groups I’m part of so when this book came up at a reduced price for my kindle I jumped at the chance to add it to my TBR list.
What about you, would you keep reading?