Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun.
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I discovered this British mystery series by Elizabeth Edmondson when I accidentally bought the third book in the series. I got half-way through when I decided I’d rather start with book #1. So here it is, and here’s how it begins:
By the time they reached Selchester, Hugo’s leg hurt like hell. It was a gritted-teeth job, and be struggled not to wince every time he had to change gear. Georgia was sitting beside him; she gave her brother a glance or two but did’t offer any sympathy. She’d said more than once that since his leg was the way it was, he would just have to get used to it, which practical and pragmatic response to his injury rather pleased him. But at the moment he wasn’t thinking of Georgia, or how he’d injured his leg, or regretting what it had done to him. He was just wondering if he could last out until they got to Selchester Castle and he could climb our of the car. They had stopped on the way, more often than he would have done in the old days, but nonetheless it was a four-hour drive from London and the longest stretch of time behind the wheel he’d attekpted since he’d been shot.
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?