First Line Fridays (1/10/20)


First Lines Fridays is a weekly meme for book lovers hosted by Emma @ Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? 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!

By the end of next summer, before the kids go back to school, I will kill my family.

After I kill them, I will cry bitterly and make some freshly squeezed orange juice using the electric fruit juicer that I bought in Lidl with my daughter, Maeve. It cost €13.99. We made juice as a family every morning for two weeks, but after the initial healthy buzz, we kept forgetting to buy oranges.

This week’s First Line Fridays is brought to you by…


Author: Catherine Talbot
Title: A Good Father
Publication Date: April 23, 2020 by Penguin

Would the opening lines make you want to read the book without knowing anything else about it? I think the very first line would be enough for many readers! After peeking at this book, I’m even more excited to read it now. Want to read the book description? Click the cover to be taken to the book page on Goodreads.

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