IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
It is also 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:
This has been in many ways a disturbing book to write, and some will no doubt find it an unpleasant one to read.
And the book is…
Killing For Company: The Case of Dennis Nilsen by Brian Masters
Dennis Nilsen, who died in May 2018, murdered at least 15 people before his arrest in 1983. This groundbreaking criminal study of his killings was written with Nilsen’s full cooperation, resulting in a fascinating – and horrifying – portrait of the man who worshipped death.
On February 9th 1983 Dennis Nilsen was arrested at his Muswell Hill home, after human remains had been identified as the cause of blocked drains.
‘Are we talking about one body or two,’ a detective asked. Nilsen replied ‘Fifteen or sixteen, since 1978. I’ll tell you everything.’
Within days he had confessed to fifteen gruesome murders over a period of four years. His victims, all young homosexual men, had never been missed. Brian Masters, with Nilsen’s full cooperation, has produced a unique study of a murderer’s mind, essential reading for true crime aficionados.
Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to the lovely Kerri @ Kerri McBookNerd for buying me a copy of this for my birthday!
We all know how much I love a bit of True Crime, and I have been wanting this book for so long now. I recently watched the ITV drama based on Dennis Nilsen’s story (David Tennant was absolutely incredible in it), and I can’t wait to read this!
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!
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