First Lines Friday – Mar. 29, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book.

Here are my first lines:

“I’ve always delighted in the free fall between sleep and wakefulness.  Those precious few semi-conscious seconds before you open your eyes when you catch yourself believing that your dreams might just be your reality.  A moment of intense pleasure or pain, before your senses reboot and inform you who and where and what you are.  For now, for just a second longer, I’m enjoying the self-medicated delusion that permits me to imagine that I could be anyone, I could be anywhere, I could be loved.”

Are you curious?

And the book is… Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

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GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 

1. I’m in a coma. 
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 
3. Sometimes I lie. 

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?
 

Happy reading!

The Eclectic Review

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