Tuesday, August 25, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros: Settled Blood by Mari Hannah




Happy Tuesday! Welcome to First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, in which book bloggers share a bit about a book they're reading or thinking of reading soon.

Today, my choice is the second book in the Kate Daniels mystery series by British author Mari Hannah, Settled Blood, published in 2012.

"Prologue

A slight vibration passed through her body. It took a moment to register that she was no longer on her feet, no longer waiting for her instructor to show. It was dark now. And then she remembered . . . one minute she had been tweeting about her day, the next she was hitting the deck. He hadn't made a sound as he approached. A sharp pain in her shoulder and he was helping her gently to the ground, acting the hero."

From Goodreads:

"When a young girl is found dead at the base of Hadrian's Wall, it's not long before Detective Chief Inspector Kate Daniels realizes her death was no ordinary homicide. She was thrown from a great height and probably alive before she hit the ground. Then a local businessman reports his daughter missing, has Daniels found the identity of her victim, or is a killer playing a sickening game? As the murder investigation team delve deeper into the case, half truths are told, secrets exposed, and while Daniels makes her way through a mountain of obstacles time is running out for one terrified girl."

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

19 comments:

  1. I haven't read a good crime novel in ages but since I'm going up to Scotland soon maybe I should give this one a try? I really like the description in the prologue of the slight vibration because it sort of puts you on edge immediately! I think I might have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
    My Tuesday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Thanks, Juli! I hope you have a wonderful time in Scotland!

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  2. You had me at British mystery. This is a new-to-me series that I am going to immediately check out!

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    1. Amazon has sent a couple of e-mails about Mari Hannah's books in this series, and it is such a temptation to download them to my Kindle!

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  3. I think I'd keep going a bit longer before deciding. This book is a bit out of my usual wheelhouse, but the intro got me curious.

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  4. Oh, I love mysteries...and British authors are my favorites for this genre. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “ONE MOMENT, ONE MORNING”


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    1. I love British mysteries, too. Thanks for visiting today, Laurel!

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  5. I would most definitely keep reading! I read another book by this author a couple years ago and loved it. I keep hoping to read more by her.

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  6. Great opening. I can just see the girl, engrossed in her smart phone, and then realizing she'd been injured. I'd definitely keep reading to find out about the man who was "acting the hero."
    My Tuesday post features SAMUEL & SOPHIA.

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    1. Yes, lots of questions to be answered. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I'd keep reading. I haven't read a good mystery in a while.

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  8. Oh, yes, I'd keep reading. Have you read other books in this series (like I need another series)? I've heard of Mari Hannah, but I've not read much about her books. Off to see about book #1.

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    1. OK, how sad is this? I own the first book in the series. It's on my Kindle. The title is The Murder Wall. So...nevermind about book #1. LOL

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    2. I read The Murder Wall last year. It had been on my Kindle for a long time. I really enjoyed the book!

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  9. This one has definite possibilities -- great opener, I'd read more.

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  10. I'd definitely keep reading this one.

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  11. I haven't read any by this author but based on that opening I'd keep reading for sure.

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  12. Monica, this one definitely sounds intriguing; I love a good mystery/thriller! Hope you enjoy it!

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  13. This sounds good. I hate to see it through the victim's eyes, but that does add drama doesn't it? Here's Mine

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