I just started my next book group read so I thought I’d do another First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.
“She’d been as biddable as a heifer for the two days they had her. She came willingly when they picked her up in the van. She asked no favours, made no appeals for mercy while they waited for Wee Paul to give the final word: kill her or let her go.
At first Iain was pleased that she was passive. He’d never had to muscle a woman before. Then he began to wonder why. She didn’t seem frightened at all, she even smiled sometimes. She only spoke once, to ask a question: How much longer will it be? Slowly they began to realise that she had completely misunderstood what was going on.”
Blood, Salt, Water by Denise Mina.
How’s that for an intro? I picked this up before bedtime last night and quickly realized this may not have been the best choice because this first scene only got more grisly as I kept reading. Oh but I’m intrigued.
Have you read any books by Denise Mina and would this make you want to pick up a copy? I’ve read one of her books before but it’s been a long time and it wasn’t part of this series so I’m looking forward to this one.