Thursday, March 16, 2023

First Line Friday #157

First Line Friday is hosted once again by Carrie at Reading is My Superpower. You can visit HERE to go directly to the FLF page of her blog.

"It was finally time for the lake to give her up."

Have a line to share? Leave a link and let me know!

Happy Reading


  1. I'm picturing a dead body about to rise to the surface. Am I correct? Or do I just read too many mysteries?

    Here's mine:

  2. "It was almost noon, and the sun which blazed across Sydney harbour was pitiless in its intensity. The sky above the capital of the infant colony should have been bright blue, but it was blurred as if seen through a crudely made glass, and the air around the waterfront buildings and anchorage alike felt gritty and humid". Passage to Mutiny by Alexander Kent

  3. This is a fantastic beginning. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Sarah 🍀

  4. Replies
    1. It probably is not thriller-y enough for you, but it was a great read.

  5. Great starting line - suspense, maybe a murder? I'm over to GR to check it out! Have a terrific week.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  6. That cover is fantastic!

    Happy Friday!
    I'm currently reading Everything is Just Beginning by Erin Bartels. It's pretty awesome!
    "How about 492?
    I looked up from the clipboard in my lap. "You don't like The Replacements?"
    I hope you have a really excellent weekend!

    1. Absolutely. It matched the contents for sure...unlike other books I've read recently that had great covers and boooooring stories inside.

  7. Great first lines, caught my attention and makes me wonder what happens next. Have a great weekend!

  8. Definitely an attention-getting opening!


  9. My first line this week comes from Forged in Live by Mary Connealy:
    August 1870. Pine Valley, Wyoming

    A bullet slammed into the side of the stagecoach carrying Mariah Stover, her pa, and her older brother.

  10. Sounds intriguing! I'm reading Yosemite Firestorm by Tanya Stowe. The first line is: "Olivia Chatham pulled her ranger Jeep into the parking lot of the hiking trail near Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows and groaned."


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