Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Tuesday - First Chapter - First Paragraph - They Did It With Love
Each Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first part of a book that she is reading or thinking about reading. This week I'm sharing the first few paragraphs of They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth. See what you think:
It was autumn. Early morning. The air was sharp, and the sky was a deep October blue. The cars on the narrow suburban street whizzed by, churning up little whirlpools of leaves--but none of the people in the cars noticed the body hanging among the trees.
The feet were suspended in midair not far from the ground, and they looked like they had maroon stockings on--the deep purple color due to the blood pooling in the lowest parts of the body. The long, blond hair hung in a curtain around the lolled head. A light wind ruffled the hem of the nightgown and shivered the leaves in the trees, but the body hung motionless.
A dozen cars drove by without noticing anything. It might have been hours before the body was discovered--if it weren't for Sophie.
Afterward Sofie's life would never be the same, but a year earlier she hadn't even known the woman. For her it had all started with another death.
Sofie and her husband have left Manhattan in search of a more tranquil life in the suburbs. But when a member of Sofie's new neighborhood book club turns up dead, things get messy. She discovers that everybody has something to hide, including her own husband. Her neighbor Priscilla has been married to Gordon for fifteen years, but the love left their marriage a long time ago. Susan is Priscilla?s biggest supporter until she has to choose between loyalty to her friend and telling the truth. Ashley is eager to fit in, but her youth and status as a second wife keep her on the outside. She may know more than they think she does, though. Julia seems to have it all - the perfect house, job and husband. But her untimely death has people questioning how perfect her life really was. Through this swamp of suburban secrets, Sofie must wade to find the truth behind Julia's murder and the state of her own marriage.
What are your thoughts? Would you keep reading?