Happy Friday!!!! Welcome back to “First Lines Fridays”!!!
For those of you who are new to this, First Lines Fridays is a weekly meme that is hosted by Wandering Words. It’s a very quick and simple meme all you have to do is:
Choose a book from your shelves/current read, open the book to the first page, copy the first line or two on the page making sure you don’t give away the book title and then reveal the book.
“Alex sat in the cell, staring at the same graffiti he’d stared at for the last twelve hours. They were the usual tags and scribblings – fuck the Old Bill and Dairwell on tour ’04. On the floor by the door wee three plates of half-eaten microwave meals.”
Do you recognise which book these lines come from?
This weeks book is…
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“A small town that could be anywhere: industry in decline, streets in decay, many have left, while those left behind take short-term joy in drugs.
Four young people are among the left behind.
Alex consumes heroin to escape his abusive father. Jim hides from guilt after the death of the friend he didn’t save. Chelsi’s brother killed a local boy, and ostracism pushes her towards a rival gang, prostitution and loneliness. Danny is a hustler but needs protection from the drug gang that supplies him.
Can any of them survive the addiction, gang life, isolation and manipulation?
Their small town could be anywhere.”
You can read my review here
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[…] 18th November 2022 – This weeks first lines were from Just A Small Town by Paul Linggood […]