First chapter, first paragraph intros, now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates’ Booknreviews
, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.
For today’s Teaser Tuesday I’m stealing my husbands current read. We often go to the library together where I have to practice extra restraint in book selection or I’d bring home 100 books each time, my husband on the other hand looks around the shelves and without fail, selects a different Stephen King book. Here is a peak into, The Outsider.
First chapter, first paragraph:
It was an unmarked car, just some nondescript American sedan a few years old, but the black wall tires and the three men inside gave it away for what it was. The two in front were wearing blue uniforms. The one in back was wearing a suit, and he was as big as a house. A pair of black boys standing on the sidewalk, one with a foot on a scuffed orange skateboard, the other with a lime-colored board under his arm, watched it turn into the parking lot of the Estelle Barga Recreational Park, then looked at each other.
A man was sitting on her bed and looking at her. He was wearing jeans and a green t-shirt. There were tattoos on his hands and crawling up his arms. There were snakes, and a cross, and a dagger, and a skull. His face no longer looked like it had been made out of Play-Doh by an untalented child, but she recognized him, just the same. It was the man who has been outside Sarah’s window. At least now he didn’t have straw for eyes. Now he has her father’s eye. Grace would have known those eyes anywhere. She wondering if this was happening, or if it was a dream. If so, it was better than the nightmares. A little, anyway.
What do you think, would you keep reading?