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April 5, 2016 / Leslie

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros

The Girl From Home by Adam Mitzner

Gallery Books | April 2016 | Hardcover • Audiobook • Kindle | 336 pages


1st Paragraph:
Jonathan Caines morning routine is to rise at five o’clock and run a seven mile loop along the Hudson River. It is a point of pride that the circuit never takes him longer than forty-five minutes, and he’s always back to his apartment in cooldown mode by six. Then he makes himself a health shake with the $2,500 commercial blender he purchased three months ago—it’s at least the seventh he’s had in the last two years, as he replaces them whenever he hears there is a better one on the market. He sips nutrients while checking the market positions from the club chair beside the window that captures a panoramic view of the harbor, the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

I enjoy a good thriller. This one is in my stack of summer reading.


Book description from the cover:

Jonathan Caine is a true master of the universe—a currency wizard with a trophy wife, a penthouse condo with a view of the Statue of Liberty, and the desire for more—when his world comes crashing down, spiraling him into a relentless fall from grace. Devastated, Jonathan returns to his hometown to care for his ailing father and attend his twenty-fifth high school reunion, where he becomes reacquainted with former prom queen Jacqueline Williams. Back in the day, Jackie didn’t even know Jonathan existed. Now she is intrigued by the man he has become. But their budding relationship has problems, not the least of which is Jackie’s jealous and abusive husband. Jonathan is determined to learn from his mistakes, but is he capable of complete transformation? Or will a shocking temptation test his desire for redemption beyond anything he could have imagined?

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  1. laurelrainsnow / Apr 5 2016 11:45 am

    I haven’t heard of this one, but I’m always up for stories of transformation. The opening lines made me imagine how his perfect world would collapse. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “FRICTION”


  2. Sandra Nachlinger / Apr 5 2016 12:21 pm

    The opening paragraph does a good job of painting a picture of Jonathan Caines’s lifestyle and priorities. I think it would be fun to see what happens when “his world comes crashing down.” Sounds like this book has all the ingredients needed to make a good story.
    My Tuesday post features a mystery thriller: THE SHADOW CARTEL.


  3. Beth F / Apr 5 2016 12:42 pm

    This one caught my eye too – I plan to get around to reading it.


  4. Literary Feline / Apr 5 2016 12:44 pm

    I can’t imagine spending that much on a blender, let alone seven of them in two years. Sounds like it could be a good one. I like books like this from time to time.


  5. Suko / Apr 5 2016 1:34 pm

    Sounds like a good story! I’d read more.


  6. Diane / Apr 5 2016 5:54 pm

    a $2,500 blender? Geez must love those smoothies:)


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