First Line Friday

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? I saw this over on The Anatomy of a Bookworm but it was originally hosted by Wandering Words.

> 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!

Here we go 😀


The coffin starts moving in mid-sentence. The conveyor belt must not have been oiled in a while, because the vicar’s every fourth word is interrupted by a squeal that sounds like an unhappy cat being dragged by its tail down a blackboard.


Do you know what book this is from?

Heartstream by Tom Pollock. Amy Becker is a star. She uses a reality TV app called Heartstream to share every heart-breaking moment of her mother’s illness with her followers. It’s the rawest reality TV imaginable, and it’s everywhere. Cat is in love. Always the sensible one, she can’t believe that she’s actually dating, not to mention dating a star. But the fandom can’t know. They would eat her alive. On the day of her mother’s funeral, Amy returns home to find Cat standing in her kitchen rigged with explosives. She’s been wanting to talk to Amy for a while. Who is she? A crazed fan? What does she want? This is a story about obsession and how far it can go.

Did anyone guess what book it was? 😀 I got Heartstream in Book Box Club’s July box, and I’ve been dying to read it since! I’m in the mood for a thriller and this sounds perfect ❤ Have you read Heartstream? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Hope you all enjoyed! Bye guys, happy reading! xx

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