First Lines Fridays is 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?
- 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!
‘They make me go to counselling. It’s been a month already but I still have to waste my afternoon with Dr. Harrison at Mandela Lodge. The guy’s an idiot. Maybe these sessions would be worthwhile if Dr Harrison was any good at his job, or if I was actually upset about Hanna dying, but he’s not, and I’m not. But we pass the time both pretending otherwise.’
And the book behind the first lines is…..
…The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton, a freebie from a book giveaway at work today.
Front Cover and Blurb
Jess Wilson remembers every single detail of every single day.
When Jess starts receiving cryptic messages she turns to new boy Dan for support and she’s forced to question her past.
She remembers the research programme that ruled her life. She remembers creating a fresh start for herself at a boarding school on Dartmoor. She remembers her roommate falling from the window.
But when there’s so much information in your head, how do you sort out the truth from the lies?