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August 23, 2016 / Leslie

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros

I Am No One by Patrick Flanery

Tim Duggan Books | July 2016 | Hardcover • Kindle • Audio | 352 pages

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Chapter 1, 1st Paragraph:
At the time of my return to New York earlier this year I had been living in Oxford for more than a decade. Having failed to get tenure at Columbia I believed Britain might offer a way to restart my career, though I always planned to move back to America, imagining I would stay abroad for a few years at most. In the interim, however, America has changed so radically—by coincidence I left just after the attacks on New York—that I find myself feeling no less alienated now than I did during those long years in Britain.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

I am be starting this book today. From the description it sounds like part mystery, part thriller — genres I enjoy. Reviews so far have been mixed, but I am keeping an open mind.

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From Goodreads:

After a decade living in England, Jeremy O’Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University. Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness. Walking through the city at night, it’s as though he could disappear and no one would even notice.

But soon, Jeremy’s life begins taking strange turns: boxes containing records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his elderly mother receives anonymous phone calls slandering her son. Why, he wonders, would anyone want to watch him so closely, and, even more upsetting, why would they alert him to the fact that he was being watched?


First Chapter Tuesday is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. Join us by visiting Diane and linking your own First Chapter post or to find out what others plan to read this week.

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Source: Advance copy provided by the publisher.
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  1. WordsAndPeace / Aug 23 2016 10:46 am

    I hope you enjoy it, it’s quite popular these days

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  2. laurelrainsnow / Aug 23 2016 10:48 am

    Wow! I love this kind of book, and I’ve been noticing this one. But how creepy and how captivating this one must be! I feel so sad for the MC, and how unfortunate the way events are unfolding for him. Thanks for sharing, and I must add it to my list.

    Here’s mine: “THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST”

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  3. Hfineisen / Aug 23 2016 12:13 pm

    This looks intriguing. I would keep reading. Enjoy!

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  4. Sandra Nachlinger / Aug 23 2016 12:58 pm

    That eye-catching cover definitely gives a sense of sadness and intrigue. The skyscraper tells the reader that it’s in a big city too… and that’s before even reading the opening. I like the way the author sets up the character’s situation and the setting right away. Sounds like a good book.
    My Tuesday post features LATE FALL.

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  5. Suko / Aug 23 2016 3:58 pm

    Leslie, it sounds like a good one. I look forward to hearing more about this book!

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  6. Diane / Aug 23 2016 6:27 pm

    This caught my interest; I do love the intro.

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  7. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Aug 23 2016 9:05 pm

    I saw this one at the library but did not pick it up. I plan to if I see it again.

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  8. Bellezza / Aug 28 2016 7:18 pm

    I liked this one; what he had to say about the power of technology, and society, really intrigued me.

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