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
It dominated the headlines nationwide. Five young teenage girls from the small town of Vista, Oregon disappeared in the same night. At first it was thought that the five friends, who were coming home from a movie, had run away together, escaping the stifling atmosphere of small-town America. But once it was determined that they were all reasonably happy, fairly well-adjusted young people, the focus shifted to the unthinkable. The night they disappeared and the day that followed were fraught with confusion. The parents could offer the police nothing helpful. It had been a normal Friday night, just like most Friday nights before that. A couple of their friends remembered seeing them at the local Burger King, which is where they had planned to go before the movie. Others remembered seeing them at the movie theater. Nobody saw anyone or anything suspicious.
And The Book Is…
Why I Chose This Book:
I started reading this book last December, but I just read the prologue and forget about it. Recently I went on my kindle to see what sounds go to read, and this book came on my radar again. The plot kept me guessing, and I thought some of you would like it.