First Lines Fridays ~ No. 4

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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. Finally, reveal the book.

Here we go!

“It would be several hours before the girl’s body was found. It was late now; so late that it could once again be called early – that surreal, enchanted, twilight hour between the end of a party and the unfurling of a new day. The house when reality grows dim and hazy at the edges, when nearly anything seems possible.”

Any guesses?

Those first lines come from The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee.

If you happened to have read the first book in The Thousandth Floor trilogy, you’ll know that it started off in a similar way.

What are you currently reading?

Have a great weekend! 🙂

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