Happy Friday book lovers! We’re back with another First Lines Friday, 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? Here are the rules:
- 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!
“For a trial lawyer, there are two words in the English language that terrify us more than any other.”
Do you recognize the book these first lines come from?
Two sisters on trial for murder. Both accuse each other.
Who do YOU believe?
Alexandra Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body, and needs the police right away. She believes her sister killed him, and that she is still in the house with a knife.
Sofia Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body and needs the police right away. She believes her sister, Alexandra did it, and that she is still in the house, locked in the bathroom.
Both women are to go on trial at the same time. A joint trial in front of one jury.But one of these women is lying. One of them is a murderer. Sitting in a jail cell, about to go on trial with her sister for murder, you might think that this is the last place she expected to be.
You’d be wrong.
Fifty-Fifty is the next book in the Eddie Flynn series by Steve Cavanagh. I read the previous book last year and it shook me with its cleverness (read my review)! I loved Eddie Flynn and I’m eager to read on!
FYI, it’s available on Kindle for 99p (not sure about US) but if you’re keen now is the time to grab it!
Have you read Fifty-Fifty or is it on your TBR?