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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday - First Chapter - First Paragraph - Tell Me No Secrets



I've decided that on the weeks that I don't participate in Top Ten Tuesday, I'll try to join in on Diane's weekly event and share the first part of a book that I'm reading.  The host of First Chapter - First Paragraph is the lovely blogger behind Bibliophile by the Sea.  Here's an intro to my current book, Tell Me No Secrets by Julie Corbin:




     They say that everybody has a secret.  For some, it's a stolen extramarital kiss on a balmy evening after two or three glasses of wine.  For others it's that girl, teased mercilessly about the shape of her nose or the whine in her voice until she has to move school. 
     Some of us, though, keep secrets that make liars of our lives.  Take me, for example.  The skeleton I fear isn't hiding in my closet.  The one I fear lies underground.  Her name was Rose and she was nine years old when she died.
     I'm not going to make excuses for what I did.  I'm going to tell my story as it is and as it was.
     This isn't the beginning but it's a good place to start...


So what do you think?  Would you keep reading?  Or is this one too intense?  I found Tell Me No Secrets on my shelf - had forgotten about it - picked it up and have been totally absorbed.

48 comments:

  1. Yep, that's an intriguing opening. I'll keep reading, for sure. Looking forward to your thoughts on this.

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  2. I loved this one! Like you I found it totally absorbing although I do like my reads on the darker side anyway. Here is my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/first-chapter-first-paragraph-march-31/

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    1. Darker side - yep, that's me. I wondered if you had read this author. Not surprised that you have.

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  3. Oh, I do like characters with secrets.

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  4. Oooh intriguing. Yes, I'd keep reading.

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    1. Yes, it kind of just makes you have to turn the page. LOL

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  5. I love that intro, it really drew me in, and am wondering what she did when she was a child. Enjoy

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    1. Good catch that the narrator was talking about a time when she was a child. And I am definitely enjoying it.

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  6. Definitely intense but also very gripping! I want to know about Rose now and I also know that the beginning is likely to strike a chord with people since everyone does have secrets! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Tuesday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Thanks, Juli! I'm not very far into the book, but I want to find out about Rose too.

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  7. A very ominous start...I would keep reading. It's very hard to resist secrets.

    My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-100.html

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  8. Oh, yes, I definitely keep reading!

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    1. I would keep reading--and should spend some time editing my comments.

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    2. Don't worry about it. I knew what you meant. LOL

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  9. Oh, I love reading about secrets of any kind, the darker the better! LOL

    This one has captured my interest. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Secrets are always good or maybe bad. LOL

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  10. I'm 'chicken'... I'm afraid it will be too intense for me. I'm afraid I can see where it has to go...

    But enjoy!!!!!

    We each enjoy differing books, at differing times...

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    1. You are so right that every book is not for every reader. Chicken is perfectly fine. :-)

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  11. Now that's a great set-up for the rest of the story. I want to read moor.

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    1. It is a great prologue isn't it?

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  12. What happened to Rose??? Mercy, sure would like to know.

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    1. Well, I'll post a review when I get done and maybe tell or maybe not. LOL

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  13. Although a story about a nine-year-old girl dying doesn't immediately appeal to me, the book's opening does. Now I'm curious about what happened! I like: This isn't the beginning but it's a good place to start.
    My Tuesday post features THE ROSIE PROJECT.

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  14. I really like that opening, but fee this may be a little dark for me. Love your header photo!

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    1. Yes, it might be little dark for you. And thanks about the header - I love daisies!

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  15. Yikes! That is a powerful opening. Soft and sweet but then a punch out of nowhere.

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    1. Definitely a way to make me keep reading. LOL

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  16. I'd keep reading. Tell Me No Secrets has been in my TBR pile for too long. I'll be interested in your thoughts!

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    1. Glad to know that it's on someone else's list. So far, so good.

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  17. It is an intense opening, but not overly so. If anything, I found it quite intriguing. I would definitely want to know more. I like the narrative voice--it hooled me right away.

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    1. I'm liking it so far, Wendy. It has a present day setting and then moves back to earlier times.

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  18. Hi Kay,

    A new author to me, so I am off to check her out and of course sneak a peek at the full premise for 'Tell Me No Secrets', although I have already made up my mind that this is s definite 'keeper', right up my street :)

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week,

    Yvonne

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    1. Hope you decide to read it, Yvonne. :-)

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  19. I'd keep reading - I wonder what she did.

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    1. Well, I would tell you but, I actually don't know yet. LOL

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  20. Oh I'm definitely intrigued! I'd keep reading. I hope you review this one because I'm intrigued!

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    1. I'll review once I'm done with it. So, then you can decide. :-)

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  21. I'd definitely keep reading! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It's good so far. Thanks for coming by!

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  22. Ooh the suspense! You bet I would keep reading! :)

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    1. I'm hoping to be finish with it in a couple of days. Good so far.

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  23. I'm wondering what she saw, rather than what she did... Yes. I'd keep reading. Looking forward to your review!

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    1. I'm about halfway through with this one and it is taking me longer than I thought. I am engaged, but somehow not reading it very fast. It's a mass market paperback and I don't really read those ever anymore. Small print. I think that might have something to do with it. Tried to see if it was available as an e-book, but no luck. Sigh. Maybe I'll be through with it in couple of days. I do want to know what happens. :-)

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Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy to hear your thoughts and will respond as soon as I can. Happy Reading!