First Line Fridays


It’s been such a long time since I wrote a First Line Fridays, a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words, on judging a book by its opening lines rather than its cover or author.

Joel, I’m so sorry. To see you again like that… Why did I get on the train? I should have waited for the next one. It wouldn’t have mattered. I missed my stop anyway, and we were late for the wedding.

The Sight of You – Holly Miller

Would you read on?

The lines are from the debut novel The Sight of You by Holly Miller. Joel is haunted by premonitions about the ones he loves.When Joel meets Callie it feels like a new start for them both, until Joel has a dream about Callie. The novel isn’t a laugh a minute, but I’m enjoying the narrative and wondering how it will end. It makes you question that if you knew when your life would end, would you live it differently?

Have you read this book? What were your impressions?

What books are you reading at the moment?

Thanks for stopping by, Christine x

One thought on “First Line Fridays

  1. I don’t think that opening paragraph would have made me read on, but your little synopsis might well do! I am finding that reading bloggers reviews and recommendations is the absolute best way to find a book. I’ve gone bak to my list made up of such books to get from the library and the good reads just keep on happening, including books which I would totally have ignored if I had just seen them on the library shelves. I am reading “Possession” by A S Byatt at the moment, just started but so far so good.

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