First Lines Friday!

First Lines 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!

I’ve decided to do something a little different for this First Lines Friday and focus on a favourite crime series of mine. If you have been following me for a while you will know that Crime was my first love (I came to fantasy & sci-fi later on in life.)

There is an hour known intimately to all those who rouse to meet it, a time when darkness sheds fully the cloak of twilight and the streets fall still and silent, a time when shadows convene, become one, dissolve. A time when those who suffer disbelieve the dawn.

Sounds good right? Are you ready to find out what it is?

A dark and gritty crime series, and definitely not for the feint of heart. I love reading about the criminal psyche and this book did not let me down. Have you heard of this series? Let me know in the comments.

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