First Paragraph: How the Light Gets In

I’m featuring Louise Penny’s latest mystery. It’s How the Light Gets In, book number nine in the Armand Gamache series. Here is how the book begins:

HowTheLightGetsInAudrey Villeneuve knew what she imagined could not possible be happening. She was a grown woman and could tell the difference between real and imagined. But each morning as she drove through the Ville-Marie Tunnel from her home in east-end Montreal to her office, she could see it. Hear it. Feel it happeing.

The first sign would be a blast of red as drivers hit their brakes. The truck ahead would veer, skidding, slamming sideways. An unholy shriek would bounce off the hard walls and race toward her, all-consuming. Horns, alarms, brakes, people screaming brakes, people screaming.

What do you think? Did it make you want to keep reading?

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Visit Diane to read more First Paragraphs.


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7 Responses to First Paragraph: How the Light Gets In

  1. What a great intro. I do want to read this one. She’s such a good writer. enjoy

  2. That sure got my attention! I think I’d like to read this one.

  3. I can’t wait to read this one!

  4. Nise' says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! I liked the intro. I have yet to read a Louise Penny book, much to my mom’s disappointment. LOL

  5. Ooh, sounds really frightening and good! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  6. kelley says:

    that’s a great intro, it really got me wanting to know what’s going on and what’s going to happen. Your blog is constant source of reference for good reading material 🙂

  7. Rob says:

    Hi Margot – I love these mysteries. My favorite was Bury Your Dead. I’ll definitely add this book to my list. Thanks for stopping by my First Chapter post! Aloha, Rob

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