Tuesday, May 21, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph - 12th of Never

Title: 12th of Never
Author: James Patteson and Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (April 29, 2013)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 432
Genre: Suspense
Source: Library
Series: Women's Murder Club#12

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea




Chapter 1

I WOKE UP to a sharp report, as if a gun had gone off next to my ear. My eyes flew open and I sat straight up in bed.

I yelled “Joe,” but my husband wasn’t lying next to me. He was in an airplane, thirty-five thousand feet above the heart-land, and wouldn’t be home until the morning.

There was another ferocious crack and my bedroom brightened with lightning that snapped and wrapped around the windows. A boomer shook the window frames and sheets of rain lashed the glass. I was so distracted by the vicious storm that it took me a second or two to register the wave of pain that came from my belly and washed right through me.

Oh, man, it hurt really bad.

Yes, it was my own fault for gorging on refried beans for dinner, then chasing down the Mexican leftovers with riga-toni marinara at ten.


Overview

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in—and it fits the professor's description to the last detail.

Lindsay doesn't have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.

5 comments:

Margot said...

I do love a good James Patterson. This must be the latest Women's Murder Club. It sounds like a good one. I'm off to the library's online catalog. I need to add my name to the list for this one. Thanks for featuring it today.

Brona Joy said...

My husband loves a good crime story - I'll show him this one.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the intro, but have sworn off Patterson:( Hope you enjoy it and thanks for joining us this week.

Nise' said...

I like this series! I am behind as I have not read 11th yet.

Stepfordmomto2 said...

This is the only series by Patterson that I read. I just love the ladies.