First Line Fridays #4

Hello bookworms!!

I am back with another First Line Friday post. Todays first line is coming from a book that I literally just finished like 5 minutes before I started typing up this post.

First Lines Fridays

First Line 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?

  • 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!


“Stop interrogating me. I’m not going to say anything different,” a panic-stricken voice shrieked after begging for the third time to leave for the hospital. “There was so much blood.”


Father Figure

Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town, and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Struggling to survive in a claustrophobic, unforgiving world, they embark on a journey to overcome all the pain, disappointment, and horror of their experiences.

Amalia Graeme, abused by her mother for most of her life, longs to escape her desolate hometown, connect with others, and fall in love. Contemplating an impending loss of innocence and conflicting feelings between her boyfriend and the dangerous attraction she’s developed for an older man, Amalia suffers devastating, life-altering tragedies. No matter where she turns, someone or something always steals her hope of finding happiness, protection, and love.

Brianna Porter, a sassy yet angst-ridden teenager raised in New York City, yearns to determine her life’s true purpose, conquer her fear of abandonment, and interpret an intimidating desire for her best friend, Shanelle. All the confusion stems from desperately needing to find the father whom her mother refuses to reveal, but an unexpected discovery of a journal leads Brianna to a shocking revelation about her missing parent. Unfortunately, by casting the net to find him, she’s unleashed a tragic history that was meant to stay buried and might now completely change everyone’s futures.

Through alternating chapters set two decades apart, each girl’s plight unfolds revealing the parallels between their lives and the subsequent collision that is bound to happen. In an emotional story filled with mystery, romance, and suspense, fate intervenes forcing someone to make a dreadful decision that will leave permanent scars.

Like I said I just finished reading this book but this was actually my second time reading it. I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for James so I read through it back in January and absolutely loved it. It was released this month and the author provided me with a final ecopy of it and with all the changes I loved it even more. I will be posting my full review for this book soon. Have you read Father Figure? Did you love it? Do you plan to read it?


13 thoughts on “First Line Fridays #4

  1. Sounds interesting!!! I might have to just go pick up a copy!
    Thanks for sharing! This is a pretty interesting thing to do! So many times we judge a book by its cover. (I do all the time, lol) But maybe if we just open the book up and read a line or two, we could get hooked!

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    1. I definitely recommend his books. This is only his second book and I have loved both of them. The first one is Watching Glass Shatter and I recommend that one as well. Yeah I like the idea of reading a line or two instead of just basing it off the cover.

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  2. I just got done at the gym and checked WordPress before running off to the grocery store… when imagine to my surprise, this fantastic post. I was pleasantly shocked and excited. Thank you for sharing the first few lines this Friday. It certainly makes a statement with the blood. Either someone will run or they’ll be even more interested! 🙂

    I really don’t know how I’ve gotten so lucky to have such wonderful and kind friends who help read and support the launch of my books… but also chat with me all throughout the day. Thank you so much!

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    1. You’re very welcome Jay!! I think most people will be intrigued with that first line.

      I am so glad I connected with you and I am lucky to call you a friend. I will always support you in whatever ways I can.

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