First Lines Fridays – 22nd May 2020

Hey everyone!
It is time for 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:

Hello dear reader. I hope that I find you all-singing-and-dancing physically fit, full of grace and mentally competent – the latter, however, you may well not be when you reach the last page because this book comes with a ‘Health Warning’.


And the book is…

Talking With Psychopaths and Savages: Beyond Evil by Christopher Berry-Dee


GoodReads Synopsis:

Christopher Berry-Dee writes a companion volume that delves even deeper into the savage world of psychopaths and their hideous crimes. This time, however, he combines sections on killers whom he has known, interviewed or corresponded with, with studies of psychopathic serial killers from the past, including Peter Kürten, the ‘Düsseldorf Monster’, John Christie, responsible for the killings at 10 Rillington Place; and Neville Heath, a ladykiller in every sense of the word.


True crime is one of my favourite genres, and I have been desperate to read all of Christopher Berry-Dee’s books for a while now. I don’t own them all yet, but I do own this one, and Talking With Serial Killers. I am hoping to read both of them at some point this year.


Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments!

9 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays – 22nd May 2020

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  1. OMG this book sounds incredible, that first line drew me in completely and now I want to read it too! I love watching crime shows, I’m a total Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS, etc etc binge-watching mega fan. What book would you recommend to start with for true crime? xx

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    1. It does, doesn’t it? I am so excited to read it! I really enjoyed Murder Interrupted by James Patterson, and it is definitely good for as a way to ease you in to true crime. I am also fascinated by the Kray twins, so anything about them would be good! I have a lot of true crime books lined up, so if they are good, I’ll let you know! 🙂 xx

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      1. Oh sounds amazing, thank you, that going to be a great place to start and I can’t wait to read them! Thank you so much, can’t wait to read your thoughts! Xxx 😊

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