Books, First Paragraph Tuesday

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday

‘First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday’ is hosted by ‘Bibliophile By The Sea’. Each week, I’ll share the first paragraph of a novel I’m currently reading or want to read in the future.

Here’s this week’s paragraph:

Wife #19: A Desert Mystery by Jordan Scott.

Prologue- Her Big Boy

According to the St. George Register, on a clear night last June, at some point between eleven and half – past, my mom – who isn’t anything like this – tiptoed down to the basement of the house I grew up in with a Big Boy .44 Magnum in her hands. At the foot of the stairs she knocked on the door to my dad’s den. From inside he called, “Who is it?” She answered, “Me, BeckyLyn.” He said – or must have said “Come in.” What happened next? Nearly everyone in southwest Utah can tell you. She nailed an ace shot and blew his heart clean from his chest. The paper says he was in his computer chair, and from the way the blood splattered the drywall they’re pretty sure that blast spun him three times around.

 ‘The 19th Wife’ by David Ebershoff

Would you continue reading this?


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