First Lines Friday is a weekly feature 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?
Here’s how it works!
- 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!
At six thirteen a.m. on a Friday morning Lucy Angkatell’s big blue eyes open upon another day and, as a always, she was at once wide awake and began immediately to deal with the problems conjured up by her incredibly active mind.
The Hollow by Agatha Christie
This is my current read! I started it a few days ago, but I haven’t really read much of it yet. I’m looking forward to diving into this one later today though because I love a Poirot story that takes place at a country home.
Lady Angkatell, intrigued by the criminal mind, has invited Hercule Poirot to her estate for a weekend house party. The Belgian detective’s arrival at the Hollow is met with an elaborate tableau staged for his amusement: a doctor lies in a puddle of red paint, his timid wife stands over his body with a gun while the other guests look suitably shocked. But this is no charade. The paint is blood and the corpse real!