First Lines Fridays – 17th December 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 first thing you ought to know about Joseph Creed is that he’s a sleaze of the First Order – maybe even of the Grand Order, considering his trade. The second is that he’s our hero.


And the book is…

Creed by James Herbert

PURCHASE HERE (affiliate links): Amazon UK, Waterstones, Book Depository

GoodReads Synopsis:

What happens when the paparazzi go too far, and photograph something that really shouldn’t be there?

Sometimes horror is in the mind, and sometimes it’s real. Telling the difference isn’t always easy. It wasn’t for Joe Creed. He’d just photographed the unreal, and now he had to pay the price. Because he always thought that demons were just a joke. But the joke was on him. And it wasn’t very funny. It was deadly. 


I am slowly making my way through everything that James Herbert ever wrote, and Creed is definitely next on my list!


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

Let me know in the comments!


Disclaimer: My posts often include affiliate links, which means that I receive a small commission for any purchase made through my links, but with no extra charge to you. Thank you for supporting me and my blog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: