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6 May 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By The Sea.

This is how it works: Write down either the first paragraph of a book your are currently reading / intending to read or read in the past and share with us. I do like a good opening!

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty. 
This book received lots of publicity here in the UK and is part of the Richard & Judy Book Club (similar to Oprah in the US) this spring.I read it on vacation within 2 days and loved it, still thinking about it 1 week later. Full review to follow. 

Yvonne Carmichel has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair. Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first. But she can't control what happens next. 

Opening Paragraph / Prologue

The moment builds; it swells and builds - the moment when I realise we have lost. The young barrister, Ms Bonnard, is on her feet in front of me: a small woman, as you probably remember, auburn hair beneath the judicial wig. Her gaze is cool, her voice light. Her black robes look chic rather than sinister. She radiates calm, believability. I have been in the witness box for two days now and I am tired, really tired. Later, I will understand that Ms Bonnard chose this time of the day deliberately. She wasted quite a lot of time earlier in the afternoon, asking about my education, my marriage, my hobbies. She has been down so many different avenues that at first I am not alert to the fact that this new line of questioning has significance. The moment builds but slowly; it swells to its climax. 

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should be reading. 
These are the rules  :
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From : Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughtly

'Going to have a bit of trouble explaining this one at home, aren't you?' His tone of voice is openly nasty now, which is less threatening than that smile. 

I loved the book, I suggest give it a try and you'll be hooked within a few pages.