First Lines Friday – August 30, 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:

Thursday–March 18

She was apparently on the concrete floor of an old warehouse.

There was the distinct sound of dripping in the distance. The building was dark and smelled of oil and kerosene. Factory smell, like hundreds of factories nearby. Jerking with an excruciating, sharp pain in her right thigh as she tried to move. Warm wetness surrounded her extremities–blood.

Got your attention?

And the book is… Slow Drip by Gary Polisano.

Slow Drip

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When a beautiful and highly-intuitive small town police detective is presented with a third related murder, she tries to follow conventional police procedure, while the teenage boy who discovered the body possesses clues of his own that may lead directly to the killer, a mysterious figure with seemingly advanced medical knowledge who like to torture his victims in a particular sick manner. Clues and taunts left by the killer along with the knowledge held by the teenager cause the three characters to intersect in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Reviews are saying it is a good read for a first book and there are more to come in the series.

Happy reading!

The Eclectic Review

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