First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for readers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, author, summary, review, or prestige, we try to hook Readers with the first line instead?
Psst, I found this in Becky’s Book Blog. Please go check her out!
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read, ARC, TBR, or favorite read (Hello, close your eyes and pick a book) and open to the first page.
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first.
First Line(s) Friday Time!
Yes, this week is a paragraph…
If only Gus Farrow had not fled so precipitously on murdering me, or indeed if he had fled to any refuge but this one, I might have found peace.
There, my body lay on the riverbank, cooling like so much stale porridge, mud smeared from my struggle. And there he stood above with his darting eyes, his mouth still befouled by proclamations of what he called love. Had I been in any condition to speak, I might have disputed that the sentiments of my murderer deserved such a name. But I could not form words.