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- First Lines Fridays November 13th 2020 -





Hey Bookworms

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. . .


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𝙅𝙖𝙣𝙪𝙖𝙧𝙮 2015


𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙥𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙧: 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙤𝙤𝙡𝙨 𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙩, 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚, 𝙟𝙖𝙧𝙨, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙣 𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙞𝙧. 𝘼 𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙣 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙨𝙡𝙪𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙡, 𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙚-𝙮𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚.

𝙃𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙛𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙚, 𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙚𝙡 𝙇𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙥 𝙬𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙪𝙡𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣: 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙛 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜'𝙨 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙡, 𝙡𝙚𝙛𝙩 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚.


𝙃𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙡𝙮 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙤𝙧, 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙨 𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙧.

𝙆𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙚𝙮𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙤𝙧, 𝙙𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠.

𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙥𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙖𝙯𝙚, 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨. 𝙄𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣'𝙩 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤'𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚, 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙪𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙨.

𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙨 𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙩, 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 - 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙥, 𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙙 𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨.

𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙚𝙡'𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙛𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙤𝙧 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙨.


𝘼 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙢 𝙤𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙚 - 𝙖 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠, 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙡𝙪𝙧. 𝙃𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙙𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙨. 𝙃𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙨, 𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨, 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙖𝙯𝙚 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙢 - 𝙖 𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙬 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙧, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙪𝙗𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙨, 𝙖 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙗𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙢𝙚, 𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙨𝙚.

𝙃𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙨.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙚𝙩, 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡. . .


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And the book is . . . .






The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse





Happy F R I D A Y bookfam,


How eerie is this proof copy of what is set to be a truly scary read!


Have I tempted you???


How much does that first page capture you? It gives you a sneak peak as to the vibe of the story and pretty much warns you to expect more.

I was so lucky to get sent a copy of this one by the lovely team at Bantam Press and so far I have been spooked from the very first page...




Publication date is February 2021 (preorder below)









Heres the synopsis ↓ ↓ ↓






𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔𝙊𝙉𝙀'𝙎 𝙄𝙉 𝘿𝘼𝙉𝙂𝙀𝙍. 𝘼𝙉𝙔𝙊𝙉𝙀 𝘾𝙊𝙐𝙇𝘿 𝘽𝙀 𝙉𝙀𝙓𝙏.


𝘼𝙣 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙡, 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙪𝙥 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝘼𝙡𝙥𝙨, 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚'𝙨 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙟𝙤𝙗 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙙𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚, 𝙨𝙤 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙡𝙪𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧'𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙤 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩.


𝘼𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙙𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢, 𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙣 𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚. 𝙏𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙞𝙩'𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡, 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙡, 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙪𝙢, 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙤𝙪𝙨 - 𝙖𝙨 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙄𝙨𝙖𝙖𝙘.


𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙬𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙘é𝙚 𝙇𝙖𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙫𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙖 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚, 𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙣'𝙨 𝙪𝙣𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙨. 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢 𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙡, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙖𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙜𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙘.


𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙣𝙤-𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙙 𝙮𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜.


𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙝𝙚'𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮'𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙣 . . .






How amazing does this story sound?

Thank you so much @Bantam for this copy.





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