First Lines Friday – 27th December 2019

First Lines Friday

Welcome to my “First Lines Fridays” this is a weekly meme, that I first saw on Jill’s Book Blog and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

FIRST LINES:

“Once we have a father, but our father dies without us noticing.

It’s wrong to say that we don’t notice. We are just absorbed in ourselves, that afternoon when he dies.”

Do you recognise which book these lines come from?

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This weeks book is…

The Water Cure

Synopsis/Blurb (Goodreads):

“You are a girl. Your body is vulnerable. Men will break it if they can – and out there, they absolutely can.

Suffering will prepare you for the worst. The cure is nothing compared to what you’ve been spared in the sickness. It takes a lot of love to hurt you like this.

Now, come outside. It’s time to play the drowning game.

Imagine three sisters raised on an island, taught to fear the outside world and its men. And imagine the men who come to find them: three strangers washed up by the sea, bringing desire and destruction in their wake…

‘A work of cool, claustrophobic beauty’ Eli Goldstone, author of Strange Heart Beating

‘Eerie, electric, beautiful. It rushes you through to the end on a tide of tension and closely held panic. I loved this book’ Daisy Johnson, author of Fen

‘Creepy and delightful – it has a pinch of Shirley Jackson, a dash of chlorine, and an essence all of its own’ Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You

‘Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It transported me, savaged me, filled me with hope and fear. It felt likea book I’d been waiting to read for a long time’ Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals”

Have you read this book? How did you find it? Let me know down below.


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