First Line Friday


Is a feature post where booklovers can share the first line or two of the book we are reading…My post is about 12 hours behind schedule.. 🤣

Anne can feel the acid churning in her stomach and creeping up her throat; her head is swimming. She’s had too much to drink. Cynthia has been topping her up all night. Anne had meant to keep herself to a limit,but she’d let things slide—she didn’t know how else she was supposed to get through the evening. Now she has no idea how much wine she’s drunk over the course of this interminable dinner party. She’ll ya to pump and her breastmilk in the morning.



Anne and Marco Continue seem to have it all—@ loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately falls on the parents. But the truth is much more complicated.

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family. Detective Tasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something inside the curtained house. Anne and Marco both soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years. The shocking truth will leave you breathless. 

This is from The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena  I haven’t started this book yet, I am still finishing up Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and a few e-ARC’s but I’m super excited to start it! I have a feeling I am going to whip through this one!💗

Thanks for stopping by friends! Have an amazing Friday! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!



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  1. “I’m on my deathbed.
    Although I have done everything in my power to survive, it has not been enough. A human being can only bear so much.”

    The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley – a Flavia de Luce mystery.

    It has been ages since I read an actual, hands-on book, but I picked this one up at the local library and thought I’d give it a try. Easy read, laced with humour and mystery.

  2. They slipped through the door into the quiet dark and ran single file up the needled path to the clearing. The winds had slid down the peak in the night. The air was cool and bracing.. somewhere behind the ranges the morning star shone brightly in a sky swept clean of cloud. Any instant now, dawn would step in, shy as a little fawn, bringing that light which is more precise, more exact, than any blaze of noon or crimson of sunset.

    Walk Gently This Good Earth by Margaret Craven

    I found this book in our extensive library that came mostly with my husband, David.

  3. “This is a book about changing the life of America, from the inside out. The change is already in progress. Many are involved in it. I hope to enlist others in the action. The source action is prayer.”

    Where Your Treasure Is, by Eugene H. Peterson

    Written over thirty years ago, in 1985.

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