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? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- 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!
At six minutes past midnight, Tuesday morning, on the way home from a late rehearsal of her new stage show, Tina Evans saw her son, Danny, in a stranger’s car. But Danny had been dead more than a year.
I’ve seen this book pop up a bit in the last few weeks, as people sit at home and try to figure out how we got where we are today.
I’ve actually done some FLF posts with this same author more than once, but couldn’t resist when I realized people were thinking the author had somehow seen this pandemic coming over 30 years ago.
The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz
If you haven’t seen the speculation about the connection between this book and covid-19, here’s an article to catch you up. When I first saw the tweet, I realized I have this book in my arsenal so I couldn’t resist pass up the opportunity to use it for my First Lines Friday this week. Honestly, I don’t know the last time I read this story, probably some time in the 90s. But I did greatly enjoy this author’s earlier works.
Hope you’re all staying safe out there!