First Line Friday: April 27, 2018

With another week coming to an end it is time for my contribution to the First Line Friday conversation.

The Book Beginnings on Friday or First Line Friday book meme was created by Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Interested to see what my current read had in store for me? Keep on reading to find out.

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33574178Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield

Publisher: Minotaur Books (November 21, 2017)

Print Length: 320 pages

Laura Pace is a woman on the run—struggling to reconstruct her past, to rebuild her memories, to retrace her steps… and to identify the people who tried to erase her from existence.

Everglade City, Florida, March 2015. It’s been two months since Lisa Green crawled barefoot and bleeding out of a terrible car accident with three important questions: Where am I?… How did I get here?… and most importantly… Who am I? Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. 

Lisa has amnesia. They both know that, but only Lisa knows that she hasn’t lost her ability to reason. And reason tells her that she is not Roland’s girlfriend. She is his prisoner. Gradually, Lisa remembers training and skills that she didn’t know she had and is able to make her escape. When a sheriff’s deputy finds her, she tells him she wants to report a missing person: herself.

What follows is a high-octane international chase, which involves US Border Control, the Sicilian mafia, and a shadowy organization specializing in trafficking infants taken from Syrian refugees and made available for adoption to wealthy American couples. Lisa, whose real name is Laura Pace, must figure out who she can trust and how to stay alive…

First Sentence

“The woman awoke in pain. She was lying on her side. Her head was pounding, and something hard and sharp was pressing remorselessly against her back.”

Review

As I am trying to clear my TBR shelf up a bit I thought this week could be a good week to start Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield. The first sentence of this book left something to be desired. It actually takes quite a few pages to get into. I am happy to report, however, that even though the first sentences left me wanting more, the first two chapters totally engrossed my attention, expect a review sometime in the coming weeks.

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And that is my contribution to the Book Beginnings on Friday conversation. What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.

 

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