First Line Fridays #8

Hello bookworms!!

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while and I though it was time for me to do another one. The weekend is finally here and I am so glad. Do y’all have any fun plans for the weekend? I have a friends wedding to go to on Saturday but other than that I am going to be trying to read as much as possible because my reading progress this week hasn’t been as good as last week so far. Anyways todays first line comes from a book I picked up a few days ago.

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!


Frederick Stark’s need gnawed at him like a painful, roving itch. He decided that this time he’d scratch it so it would go away.


When the Serpent Bites

Frederick Starks has it all—a gorgeous wife who was his high school sweetheart, three beautiful children, a mansion and cars others envy, millions in the bank, respected in his community, admired by his employees, loved and respected by loyal friends. He revels in the hard-earned power and control he’s acquired.

As the saying goes, “All that glitters is not gold,” which Starks discovers when gut-wrenching betrayal by his wife sends him over the edge and into a maximum security prison.

There, Starks is a new “fish,” stripped of nearly everything he’s always relied on. In that place, where inmates and guards have their own rules and codes of conduct, Starks is forced to face the darker side of life, and his own darker side, especially when the betrayals, both inside and outside the prison, don’t stop.

He must choose which path to follow when the line between right and wrong becomes blurred: one that leads to getting out of the physical and emotional hellhole he finds himself in or one that keeps him alive.

I started this book 5 days ago and I am only 25% through it. This is going to be one of those books that takes me forever to finish. Have you read this book? Do you plan to read it?


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