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!
“In the early hours of Saturday, 17 December 2011, Zoe Nolan, a nineteen-year-old Manchester University student, walked out of a party taking place in the shared accommodation where she had been living for three months.
She was never seen again.”
True Crime Story by Joseph Knox
In the early hours of Saturday 17 December 2011, Zoe Nolan, a nineteen-year-old Manchester University student, walked out of a party taking place in the shared accommodation where she had been living for three months.
She was never seen again.
Seven years after her disappearance, struggling writer Evelyn Mitchell finds herself drawn into the mystery. Through interviews with Zoe’s closest friends and family, she begins piecing together what really happened in 2011. But where some versions of events overlap, aligning perfectly with one another, others stand in stark contrast, giving rise to troubling inconsistencies.
Shaken by revelations of Zoe’s secret life, and stalked by a figure from the shadows, Evelyn turns to crime writer Joseph Knox to help make sense of a case where everyone has something to hide.
Zoe Nolan may be missing presumed dead, but her story is only just beginning
I’ve not read a large amount of this but I’m really enjoying the formatting, I’m a massive fan of true crime and this is set up like an investigation with emails and accounts from friends and family.
Have you read this book?
See you in the next one…
2 thoughts on “-| First Lines Friday #8 |-”
This book sounds really interesting! I wonder if a book has ever solved the mystery of what happened to a missing person 🤔. Enjoy the rest of it! ✨
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I wonder that too! Thank you 🙂
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