Today I am linking up with Socrates’ Book Reviews who hosts a meme every Tuesday to share the First Chapter/First Paragraph or two of the book you are currently reading.
First Chapter/First Paragraph
The innocence of the phrase is deceptive, as deceptive as the dinner itself would turn out to be, as Jackie would discover ninety-eight days later. Dinner with friends, a table for four. Dinner with people she thought she knew and loved. As it turns out, no one is who she believed they were, least of all herself. So much secrecy, and in its service so many lies. And shame, at least for some.
Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg
Psychology professor Jackie Strelitz thought she was over her ex-lover and colleague, Harlan Crispin. Why should she care if Harlan springs a new “friend” on her? After all, Jackie has everything she ever wanted: a loving husband and a thriving career. Still, she can’t help but be curious about Harlan’s latest.
Nasira Amari is graceful, smart, and young. Worse, she’s the new member of Jackie’s research team. For five years, Harlan enforced rules limiting his relationship with Jackie. With Nasira he’s breaking every single one. Why her?
Fixated by the couple, Jackie’s curiosity becomes obsession. But she soon learns that nothing is quite what it seems, and that to her surprise—and peril—she may not be the only one who can’t let go.
Publisher: Lake Union
Publication Date: 5/1/2020
Does this entice you to want to read the book?
I would love to read your First Chapter/First Paragraph if you would like to link it in the comments below!
5 thoughts on “First Chapter/First Paragraph -Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg”
I have been eyeing Stories We Never Told, and now the excerpts have pulled me in. Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine: “A GOOD MARRIAGE”
Okay, you have tempted me.
I am currently reading Into the Darkest Day by Kate Hewitt. This isn’t the first paragraph, or even the first chapter, just a random paragraph from where I am up to –
‘Why did everyone in the 1940s look so glamorous,’ she asked as she gazed at the picture of the woman with her dark hair done up in a French roll. The man wore his army uniform, his hair slicked back with pomade. They were both wearing wide smiles, looking happy and full of life, rather different from the subdued looks of her own grandparents in their wedding photo.
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Ooooo this sounds like a good one! Thank you for sharing!
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It was good Tina. 😷❤😍📚
Interesting start! You have definitely tempted me. xx