Monday, March 28, 2016
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - An Unhappy Medium
Today I'm participating for the very first time (and a day early) in First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. I always love reading everyone's first paragraphs so I'm excited to be participating. The reason it's a day early is because today was supposed to be a review for Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas but there were some hiccups so I moved it to Friday. Come back for that review as the book is amazing!
My chest burned, my legs ached, and I felt a cramp in the vicinity of my liver. The raspy breaths behind me spurred me forward. My own breathing came in harsh gasps, but I knew I couldn't stop. I wouldn't let him catch me.
I continued running, but felt my pace slip. I couldn't keep this up, but I refused to let him win. He was right behind me.
"You're going to hurt yourself," he said.
So would you keep reading? Are you a cozy mystery fan or do you like your murders with a little more grit? And seriously - why do most cozy mystery sleuths have oddball names like Clyde? But I do love a cozy cover!