Today’s post is this week’s First Lines Fridays.
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!
The first lines of today’s chosen book are:
For a trial lawyer, there are two words in the English language that terrify us more than any other. These two words stared back at me from my phone. They’d come through by text message seconds ago.
And the book is…
Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh
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.
I CAN NOT EXPLAIN HOW EXCITED I AM TO READ THIS BOOK! I started it last night, but didn’t get much time to read, so today, I plan on curling up on my sofa with this. We all know how much I love Steve Cavanagh’s books, and this Fifty Fifty is my most anticipated read of the year.
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!