First Lines Fridays – 5th June 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:

When the car bypasses the main terminal building and pulled up next to a sign that said Private Jet Centre, Emily breathed in so fast she almost choked.


And the book is…

The Safe Place by Anna Downes


GoodReads Synopsis:

Welcome to paradise…will you ever be able to leave?

Emily is a mess.

Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day.

Emily is desperate.

Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem that neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can fix. Until he meets Emily.

Emily is perfect.

Scott offers Emily a summer job as a housekeeper on his remote, beautiful French estate. Enchanted by his lovely wife Nina, and his eccentric young daughter, Aurelia, Emily falls headlong into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool. But soon Emily realizes that Scott and Nina are hiding dangerous secrets, and if she doesn’t play along, the consequences could be deadly.


I received a press release package for The Safe Place a few day ago, from Hodder & Stoughton. This book sounds so good, and exactly the type of book I love to read. I am planning on reading this as soon as I finish my current read!


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

Let me know in the comments!

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