First Lines Friday - October 2nd
First Lines Fridays is my weekly feature for all you bookworms out there in need a little inspiration.
I have been posting these over on Instagram for a while but decided to further my reach.
Each Friday I will attempt to hook you in by posting the first handful of lines of a book that I recommend for you all to read, this way I can allow the story to grab you with the magic of its opening lines rather then an eye grabbing cover or a catchy blurb adorning the back.
Then I will reveal the book and include purchase links at the end.
The first lines of this week's chosen book are. . .
'𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘸𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘮: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘐𝘵𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩.
𝘏𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘢 𝘥𝘰𝘻𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘺𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘎𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯'𝘴 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘮𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥. 𝘈𝘴 𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘈𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦.
𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘧𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘉𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥, 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘮 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦.
𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘺.
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘳 𝘴𝘭𝘪𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘩, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵. 𝘏𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘦. 𝘕𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘣𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭 𝘕𝘢𝘷𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘸, 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘸...
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘶𝘦.
And the book is . . . .
The Shape Of Darkness by Laura Purcell
Happy bookfam, its finally Friday and I for one can not be happier.
So how amazing does this story sound?
i was totally drawn in by that first page and find myself extremely eager to read the rest.
I am a huge fan of Laura Purcell and absolutely adore her previous books, I've added them below for you to take a peek at.
I love historical fiction and especially Victorian historical, Laura really captures the era and you find yourself totally captivated and thrown into the story, surrounded by the atmosphere of that era, whilst being chilled by the words on the page.
Click the links below to watch my interview with Laura Purcell talking all things books and also including snippets of this upcoming read plus more...
𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗲 click HERE
𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝘄𝗼 click HERE
𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 click HERE
Thank you @BloomsburyRaven for #gifting me this stunning copy, I cant wait to read it this month.
Lets Take a peek at synopsis is below 👇🏻
The Shape Of Darkness
Wicked deeds require the cover of darkness...
A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead - and to try and identify their killers - in this beguiling new tale from Laura Purcell.
Silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of her clients is murdered shortly after sitting for Agnes, and then another, and another...
Desperately seeking an answer, Agnes approaches Pearl, a child spirit medium lodging in Bath with her older half-sister and her ailing father, hoping that if Pearl can make contact with those who died, they might reveal who killed them. But Agnes and Pearl quickly discover that instead they may have opened the door to something that they can never put back... What secrets lie hidden in the darkness?
Available to preorder via the links below, out January 2021
What do you think?
Does this sound like a book you would love to read?
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