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message 1: by LCPL (last edited Aug 16, 2019 06:56AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2310 comments Mod
Sometimes the first sentence of a book is all it takes to get the reader hooked. That is the magic of powerful one-liners. First sentences of books will be shared here to intrigue potential readers.


message 2: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1585 comments "The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we understood the gravity of our situation."

—The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Great first line. Excellent book.


message 3: by LCPL (last edited Jun 02, 2018 10:56AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2310 comments Mod
"That summer I hunted the serial killer at night from my daughter's playroom."
- I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara


message 4: by LCPL (last edited Jun 02, 2018 10:56AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2310 comments Mod
"The forest had claws and teeth."
- Final Girls by Riley Sager


message 5: by LCPL (last edited Jun 02, 2018 10:59AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2310 comments Mod
"'The quickest way to man's heart,' said the instructor, 'is proverbially through his stomach. But if you want to get into his brain, I recommend the eye-socket.'"
- Devices and Desires by K. J. Parker


message 6: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2310 comments Mod
"Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?"
- Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman


message 7: by Tonya (new)

Tonya Coffey (tonyacoffey) | 5 comments "A violent clap of thunder burst through the night sky and Celeste shot up in her bed and screamed."
-Wilder: The Guardian Series The Complete Set by G.K. DeRosa


message 8: by Tonya (new)

Tonya Coffey (tonyacoffey) | 5 comments "A long, abrasive, invisible tongue grazes the fleshy part of my left cheek."
-Pendomus by Carissa Andrews


message 9: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1585 comments "Yesterday afternoon the six-o'clock bus ran over Miss Bobbit."

- Children On Their Birthdays by Truman Capote


message 10: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1585 comments "There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife."

- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


message 11: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 112 comments "Her husband's almost home. He'll catch her this time."

- The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn


message 12: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2310 comments Mod
Cathy wrote: ""Her husband's almost home. He'll catch her this time."

- The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn"


Now, I want to read this book even more. The beginning of the book sounds very intriguing.


message 13: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2310 comments Mod
"I am finishing up dinner with my family and my fiancé when my husband calls."
- One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid


message 14: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 112 comments Ayoola summons me with these words-Korede, I killed him.

I had hoped I would never hear those words again.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite


message 15: by jb (new)

jb Byrkit (jbbyrkit) | 380 comments “The man in Black fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger followed.” The Gunslinger by Stephen King


message 16: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2310 comments Mod
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


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