First Lines Fridays (30) – November 5, 2021

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!

Today’s First Lines:

“The woman was an abomination. Ababalond. A whore. Not by deed or profession, but by nature of birth.

Prone, she crawled on her belly, attempting to drag herself through the gravel and detritus beneath the Greywacke Bridge on the eastern side of Central Park. Bleeding profusely from her mouth, she moaned like a gutted heifer on the floor of a slaughter house.”

Do you know which book this is from? Scroll down to find out!

Title: Forging a Nightmare

Author: Patricia A. Jackson

Publication Date: November 23, 2021

Goodreads Synopsis

Unknown to Humanity, the descendants of Fallen Angels live among us. After millennia of living in anonymity, a serial killer has discovered their secret and has marked them for death. FBI Agent Michael Childs is brought in to investigate a series of grisly murders in New York City. The only link between the victims is they were all born with twelve fingers and twelve toes, known in occult circles as the Nephilim, a forsaken people.

A break in the case leads to Marine Corps sniper Anaba Raines who is listed as killed in action in Syria. Michael finds the hardened soldier alive and well, but no longer Human. After getting too close to the truth, Michael refuses to be an unwitting pawn in a 3000-year old vendetta. With the killers closing in, he is forced to confront his own unique heritage or die. Only Anaba can save her life, but at a terrible cost – her freedom.

Thoughts & Comments

These first few lines definitely catch the eye. I’m even more intrigued to find out what happens in this story than I was before reading them.

Does this book sound like something you would like? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments!

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