This week I want to share with you the first paragraph of a book I’m very excited about. This is the final book in the Penn Cage trilogy written by Greg Iles. The books are big (700+ pages) and only come out every two or three years. The author’s many fans are always super excited when the publishing date draws near. And here are the opening lines:
For the past few weeks I’ve been writing as a strategy for staying sane. Strange to admit, but there it is. Since Caitlin’s death, I’ve been having trouble with some of the basic principles of existence like time. Chronology. To be frank, I don’t have it in me to describe the events that constitute the immediate fallout of her death, and my father’s arrest for murder. You should probably read a few short articles from the Natchez Examiner, Caitlin’s old newspaper. Caitlin’s older sister Miriam — a corporate financial officer from New York — has been running the paper since she died, and she has vowed to stay on until the last of the Knoxes has been jailed and the Double Eagles smashed for all time. I’m not sure Miriam Masters realizes how long that could be.
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?
Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun.