First Paragraph: Moving Target

I’ve never read a J.A. Jance novel although her books are extremely popular. Moving Target is the author’s newest book and, thanks to the publisher, I now have a chance to read and review it. I’ve read more than half of it and am thoroughly enjoying it. Here’s the first paragraph:

Moving Target

Lance Tucker had always hated ladders, but between climbing up and down a ladder in the recreation hall and sitting through another one of Mrs. Stone’s endless GED classes, there was no contest. Climbing the rickety ladder to decorate the nine-foot Christmas tree was definitely the lesser of two evils. Lance was five months in a six-month sentence at the San Leandro County Juvienile Justicee Center facility in the hill country some fifty miles northwest of Austin.

What do you think?

Would you keep going?

Every Tuesday 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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11 Responses to First Paragraph: Moving Target

  1. Gigi Ann says:

    The one book I read by this author I enjoyed, so yes I would keep reading.

  2. Beth F says:

    I don’t really even have to read the paragraph. I really like JA Jance, so I already know I’d keep reading. LOL

  3. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea says:

    I would definitely keep reading, having enjoyed this author in the past. Thanks for sharing with us today.

  4. Interesting – by reading the first sentence, I thought this was going to be a retirement home setting. I liked the surprise of seeing it’s a juvenile detention center. I’ve never read this author, but maybe should give it a shot!

    Here’s Mine:

  5. Oh, I’d definitely keep going!

  6. Wow, from the cover and title, I would probably not have picked this one up, but the opening lines have definitely intrigued me. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  7. kelley says:

    hmmmm . . . I’m on the fence with this one. I hope you enjoy the book. I am enjoying Orphan Train very much. I’m reading it on your recommendation. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  8. Yes, I would continue. haven’t read books where the main protagonist is incarcerated, so that should be interesting.

  9. Yvonne says:

    I’ve heard alot about this author and this book sounds good.

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