First Lines Friday – August 16, 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: One, two...the song kept repeating in his head. Sure, he knew where it came from. It was that rhyme from the horror movies. The … Continue reading First Lines Friday – August 16, 2019

First Lines Friday – August 9, 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: The color of Erich's hair was scarcely visible amid a field of yellow wildflowers. He lay very still on his stomach, one eye closed, … Continue reading First Lines Friday – August 9, 2019

First Lines Friday – August 2, 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: November 1968 In the US presidential election Republican challenger Richard Nixon defeated the Democratic candidate Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and American Independent Party candidate … Continue reading First Lines Friday – August 2, 2019

First Lines Friday – July 26, 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 don't feel so good. Cliff didn't look good, either. In fact, he looked awful. My boss' round face was always ruddy, but right … Continue reading First Lines Friday – July 26, 2019

First Lines Friday – July 12, 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: It sucks me in. It is a freak of nature. An undertow, a vortex, a tornado. All in one. I can't fight it. The … Continue reading First Lines Friday – July 12, 2019

First Lines Friday – June 21, 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: Go now, or you'll never go, Evvie warned herself. She didn't want to be there when he got home from work. It was cowardly, … Continue reading First Lines Friday – June 21, 2019

First Lines Friday – June 14, 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: The moment Fiona found the letter in the bottom of Chase's sock drawer, she knew it was bad news. Fear squeezed the breath from … Continue reading First Lines Friday – June 14, 2019

First Lines Friday – June 7, 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'll tell you what happened that night in Ekaterinburg I will have to unwind my memory--all the twisted coils--and lay it in your palm. … Continue reading First Lines Friday – June 7, 2019

First Lines Friday – May 31, 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: When reporters from the Gillette News-Record asked the survivors of the Powder Basin mine collapse how they survived, all twenty-three gave variations on … Continue reading First Lines Friday – May 31, 2019

First Lines Friday – May 24, 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: Nothing ever starts where we think it does. So, of course, this doesn't begin with the vicious and cowardly murder of an FBI … Continue reading First Lines Friday – May 24, 2019

First Lines Friday – May 17, 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: The beginning is simple to mark. We were in sunlight under a turkey oak, partly protected from a strong, gusty wind. I was … Continue reading First Lines Friday – May 17, 2019

First Lines Friday – May 10, 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: For the first year, or thereabouts, after his Scotch mother's death the successful lawyer Alan Carrington was conscious, among his other feelings, of … Continue reading First Lines Friday – May 10, 2019

First Lines Friday – May 3, 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: Dominick Corvaisis went to sleep under a light wool blanket and a crisp white sheet, sprawled alone in his bed, but he woke … Continue reading First Lines Friday – May 3, 2019

First Lines Friday – Apr. 26, 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: There were all kinds of stories told about the war that made it sound as if it was happening in a faraway and different … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Apr. 26, 2019

First Lines Friday – Apr. 19, 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: "My father was swerving around cars, speeding, honking. I rested my head on the strap of the seat belt, tried to ignore how … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Apr. 19, 2019

First Line Fridays – Apr. 12, 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: The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent … Continue reading First Line Fridays – Apr. 12, 2019

Friday First Lines – Apr. 5, 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: "There hadn't been a suicide note. The victim remains resolutely tight-lipped, stone-cold silent; the best and the worst witness of her end. A … Continue reading Friday First Lines – Apr. 5, 2019

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 … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Mar. 29, 2019

First Lines Friday – Mar. 22, 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: "A cold dense shadow fell over Jane Richardson as she hurried along the concrete towpath. To her left, moonlight danced over the River Bure’s … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Mar. 22, 2019

First Line Friday – Mar. 15, 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: "October 2, 2010 The voice is brittle.  Raw.  The words sound as if they are being scratched into sandpaper with a coffin nail. '...yrja … Continue reading First Line Friday – Mar. 15, 2019