First chapter, Meme

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #14


Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts this meme.

The Innocent Sleep

Today I’m featuring a book that I’m reading for review. 

A storm is rising. He can feel it in the strange stillness of the air. There is no movement, no flutter of clothing, not a whisper of a breeze along the narrow streets of Tangier.

Beyond the lines of washing strung between the buildings, above the tiled roofs, he sees a patch of sky. There is a strange luminous quality to it, a bluish hue and lights that look almost like auroras.

He stirs a cup of warm milk, blinks, and looks out again into the changing and otherworldly colors of the sky.

Setting the spoon down onto the counter, he turns from the open window and crosses to where the boy is sitting, his face tightened in concentration at the jigsaw puzzle before him.

“Here,” his father says, holding out the cup.

The boy does not look up.

“Come on, Dillon. Drink up.”

The boy looks at him and frowns.

“No, Daddy, I don’t want to.”

I won a copy of this book through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program. It sounds really exciting by the blurb and this intro definitely caught my eye. Did it catch yours?