It is time for this week’s First Lines Fridays post!
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:
No one will find out.
Those were the words I’d spoken. It was what I’d believed then, that day. The day after. The week after. Every time.
Now I know them to be a lie.
And the book is…
The Open House by Sam Carrington
Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves…
Nick and Amber Miller are splitting up and selling their Devon family home. But despite the desirable location, the house isn’t moving. Not a single viewing so far.
When their estate agent suggests an open house event, Amber agrees, even as she worries about their gossiping neighbours attending and snooping around their home.
But Amber has more to worry about than nosy neighbours. Because thirteen people enter her house that afternoon, and only twelve leave.
Someone doesn’t want the house to sell, and is willing to do anything to stop it…
I am currently reading The Open House, and I have been looking forward to reading it for a while now. So far, I am thoroughly enjoying it! I’m hoping it continues the way it has started.
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!
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