Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday

Hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea

The Girl She Used To Be
David Cristofano

Chapter 1

NAME ME. GAZE INTO MY EYES, STUDY MY SMILE AND MY DIMPLES AND TELL ME WHO YOU SEE. I look like an Emma. I look like an Amy. I look like a Katherine. I look like a Kathryn. I look like your best friend’s sister, your sister’s best friend. Introduce me yell for me. Let me run away and call me back. Run your fingers through my hair and whisper my name.

Call me whatever you want; it’s just a name, after all.

Full Description:

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody's name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She's been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others--everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she's stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Nancy, I've had this one on my shelf (unread) for several months. Thanks so much for the intro and encouragement to get to this one :)

Nise' said...

I really liked this one. Hope you enjoy it.