First Lines Fridays #1

First Lines Fridays Memes

Surprise, surprise, I decided to do more of blog meme! First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Wouldn’t it be more fair, though? Anyway, here’s the rules if you want to join:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) 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
  • Finally… reveal the book!

A text from a blocked number read: If you want to see your baby again come out to Service Road 705. There’s a cabin at the very end. She found the ramshackle but serviceable structure. She didn’t enter. Behind it about an eight of a mile was the root cellar. That’s where she was now — where he’d brought Isabel earlier.

Reveal the book!

A Heritage of Death by Alexa Padgett

Cici Gurule wants to pretend her dream is nothing more than a meaningless nightmare. But the bruised and bloodied woman looked alarmingly like her. When a baby turns up on her porch — a baby who was reported missing days before — evidence points to a connection with the woman in Cici’s dream, and she can no longer ignore the nighttime vision. Cici and Detective Sam Chastain struggle to follow the garbled evidence, but the killer scores his victim first. Worse, a message pinned to the victim’s blouse states, “You’re next.” Now, it’s a race against the clock to keep the baby safe and find the murderer before his trail goes cold. Cici’s only chance to solve this mystery, before she becomes the next victim, means choosing between her faith and believing a message left by her ghostly twin.

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This book is my current read and it’s been pretty good so far! I wouldn’t say the first lines do all the justice for this book, like, sure… it’s a bit creepy and mysterious and all. But I don’t it’s intriguing enough. Anyway, we’ll see about that in a couple days once I finished this book.

What do you think? Would you continue to read the book based on those first lines?

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