Another Friday . . . another chance to guess a mystery book on my bookshelf, just from its opening lines!
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!
First Lines . . .
“29 October 02:29
To Sephy Ealing:
From the video provided, you’ll see that we have Troy Ealing and Liberty Jackman, This is not a joke or a hoax.”
Today’s First Lines Friday book is . . .
Endgame by Malorie Blackman!
WE DIDN’T DO LOVE, HATRED, FRIENDSHIP OR RETRIBUTION EASILY, BUT, WHEN WE DID, IT WAS WITH OUR WHOLE CHEST.
The first Nought prime minister, Tobey Durbridge, is about to go on trial for the murder of notorious ganglord Dan Jeavons. Tobey insists he is being framed. There were ten seats at Dan’s dinner party the night he was killed and each guest had their own reasons for wishing him dead.
Sephy Hadley was one of the guests that night. Haunted by the idea that she didn’t do enough to stop the death of her first love, Callum McGregor, Sephy will not sit quietly and wait for accusations to fall on her now. She has her children to protect . . .
It’s time that actions spoke louder than words. Time for the truth to be unearthed. Time for the endgame.
Did you guess this book by its first lines? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading this post.