First Paragraph: The Accident

I’m reading a new thriller for a TLC Book Tour. I’m excited about sharing this first paragraph with you. I think this is how a thriller should start:


He awakens suddenly, in terror. He spins his head around the spare room, searching the darkest shadows in the blue wash of moonlight, sitting bolt upright, head cocked, alert for noise. He reaches his hand across his body, and grabs the gun.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

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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9 Responses to First Paragraph: The Accident

  1. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea says:

    This one is on my TBR list and I do like the intro, it pulls me in.
    Enjoy and thanks for joining us this week.

  2. Beth F says:

    Oh yes, would keep going! I liked Pavone’s first book and can’t wait to read this one.

  3. You are right, a great start to a Thriller. I also like the title ‘The Accident’ in connection with a thriller. Makes you wonder… was it an accident?
    My post is here

  4. This sounds like it could be a pretty good one. I’d probably keep reading!
    Today I’m spotlighting Steeped in Evil.

  5. Judy B says:

    I’ve not read this author, but I would read on.

  6. Yes!, I would keep reading. I really liked The Expats.

  7. I feel like so many people are reading thrillers this week! I’ve heard good things about The Expat, but this first paragraph didn’t grab me.
    Here’s Mine:

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