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
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!
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