Jan 26, 2016

First Chapter: The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor

Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph every Tuesday. Share the first paragraph(s) of your current read or book interest, with information for readers.
The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor, paperback published January 5, 2016 by Algonquin. 

First paragraph:
Later, in weaker moments, Lovell Hall reminded himself of the logical fallacy that young scientists so often committed: Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. After this, therefore because of this. Of course, without certain information - and in the face of other unfortunate realities - the timing of that evening with his wife was impossible to ignore. 
About the book:
“In The Daylight Marriage, there are two mysteries--the whereabouts of a missing woman and the vagaries of the human heart. Heidi Pitlor explores both of these enigmas with equal mastery, merging a shocking crime story with an incisive portrait of a failed marriage. The result is a novel that is fast-moving, emotionally complex, and ultimately heartbreaking.”—Tom Perrotta, author of Nine Inches 
 I don't know if I'm ready for a heartbreaking novel. I always prefer plots that have happy endings or promise better things in the future. But I'm curious about this one.

What book are you reading this week? 


  1. Okay, thanks for reminding me that I have this one...and need to read it soon! Thanks! Here's mine: “A MAN CALLED OVE”

  2. I don't know about the opening paragraph. It didn't grab me. The blurb was much better. I hope it's a good one for you.

  3. Is this the cover for the paperback? I seem to remember another cover on this book. I've seen this one in the library and thought about reading it. The crime angle is appealing, but I'm not sure this is actually a crime novel. I'll wait and see what you think.

  4. Pretty cover but the intro did not draw me in. Hope u like this one.

  5. I like the cover, but I'm needing fluffy happiness after my last book. Girl Who Reads

  6. I would keep reading. I liked the sound of the blurb better than the intro.

  7. Heart breaking no but I like the sound of this description.

  8. Hmm... it sounds interesting!

  9. I'm not ready for a book like this. I like the blurb though, so maybe sometime later.


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