Tuesday 22 December 2015

First Chapter Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday #3 - "Immurement" by Norma Hinkens

Every Tuesday Diane @ Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly meme called First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Basically, this is when you share the first and maybe the second paragraph of the book you are currently reading or want to read soon.

Teaser Tuesdays is a meme hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm, where I need to open a book to a random page and pick two spoiler-free sentences.

• 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!

This is another book I am eagerly awaiting to read. (I have to finish another book before I start this one) I got it from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Chapter 1 
The sun’s always two fingerbreadths or higher above the Sawtooth peaks when the Sweepers come. Never at night. I swipe a strand of long hair from my eyes and throw a nervous glance at the horizon. The scrawny cow I’m guarding has all but given up flipping its tail at the droning swarms itching for a carcass. Time to leave it to its fate. I reach for my hunting pack, and freeze. A muffled crackling sound— too heavy for a rabbit, too light to be the cow keeling over. I hold my breath as I grab my gun and motion to my collie, Tucker, to drop beside me. My heart clatters like a wooden rollercoaster as I pan the charred hillside, my trigger finger tight on the safety. Dead trees poke up like broomsticks all around me. There’s nowhere to hide, but I’m troubled by the feeling I’m being watched. I skim the canyon again, my vision blurring in the blinding sun. A flicker of movement to my left. I suck in my breath.

Big Ed takes off his spectacles and rubs the lenses on the end of his fleece shirt. “They ain’t just oil and spare parts.”
I twist my lips. “Might as well be if they’re all like Mason. He’s cold as steel.”
Big Ed’s face clouds over. “He’s one of God’s creatures until I know different.”

 What do you think about it? Would you read it?


  1. This sounds completely different from what I usually read but I like the descriptions of the characters' actions and reactions. I might have to check it out! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week and Christmas!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. Very different from anything I tend to read. Hope you enjoy this one.

  3. I wonder who is out there. I like the intro you shared quite a bit. I can just feel the suspense. I hope you enjoy the book when you get to it!

  4. Sounds intense...I hate the feeling that I'm being watched when I'm in an isolated spot. Here's mine: “NOVEMBER 9”

  5. I'm curious about what it's all about. Thanks for sharing. Here's my link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-15o