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First Lines Fridays – 4th March 2022

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:

Randal Korn had waited for this moment for four long years.
He stood in the death chamber, arms folded, staring at the chair. It was almost one hundred years old. Constructed from mahogany and then painted bright yellow with highway-line paint borrowed from the State Highway Department, just down a ways from Holman Correctional. They called the chair Yellow Mama.
One hundred and forty-nine people had sat in that chair, never to stand again.

And the book is…

The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh

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GoodReads Synopsis:

A deadly prosecutor

They call him the King of Death Row. Randal Korn has sent more men to their deaths than any district attorney in the history of the United States.

A twisted ritualistic killing

When a young woman, Skylar Edwards, is found murdered in Buckstown, Alabama, a corrupt sheriff arrests the last person to see her alive, Andy Dubois. It doesn’t seem to matter to anyone that Andy is innocent.

A small town boiling with rage

Everyone in Buckstown believes Andy is guilty. He has no hope of a fair trial. And the local defense attorney assigned to represent him has disappeared.

A former con-artist

Hot shot New York lawyer Eddie Flynn travels south to fight fire with fire. He plans to destroy the prosecutors case, find the real killer and save Andy from the electric chair.

But the murders are just beginning.

Is Eddie Flynn next?

Steve Cavanagh is one of my favourite authors, and I absolutely love the Eddie Flynn series. The Devil’s Advocate is the most recent book released in the series, and I have been desperate to read it since its release. I have a gorgeous signed hardback copy that I can not wait to read.

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

Let me know in the comments!

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One thought on “First Lines Fridays – 4th March 2022

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  1. Ah… not my thing, this book.

    Oh, by the way, just so you know, Wandering Words no longer exists, so… that site isn’t hosting this weekly meme anymore. I found this out recently when I did my first First Lines Friday, but I’m linking to others like you who are still doing this meme.


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