First Lines Fridays – 2nd April 2021

Hey everyone!

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:

The warmth from the sun beat against my eyelids, soft persuasion to open them. Noises crept into my ears then burst through to my consciousness, confusing sounds, a gabble broken by strident pitches.


And the book is…

Fluke by James Herbert

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GoodReads Synopsis:

Fluke is the moving story of a dog with the memories of a human, with the signature twisting plot James Herbert is famed for. A dog wanders the streets, compelled by a ravenous hunger. Hunting a prey he cannot define, driven by a primal instinct he cannot ignore. He is more than he thinks, more than he can remember and in the depths of his brain the memory of what he once was is clawing for release.


This has been on my TBR for a while (along with most of James Herbert’s books), but I have put Fluke on my Monthly TBR for April, and I am so excited to finally read it. I have loved all of the Herbert books that I have read so far, so I have high expectations for this one!


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

Let me know in the comments!


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