Welcome to First Line Friday,
hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today’s featured quote is from an Advance Uncorrected Proof won on GoodReads and may differ from the final text.
I started writing this First Line Friday post about Code Name: Lise : The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis and, several paragraphs later, decided to take what was essentially a review and just go ahead and post it as my review.
So, rather than make you wade through it to get to the first lines (notice the plural – I think you’ll see why I chose to share the whole first paragraph from Chapter 1), here they are:
“Spring 1942 London
Major Guthrie looked again at the photographs. The teenaged girl was tall and skinny, a bushel of thick brown hair clinging to her head like a dried-out mop. She couldn’t have been more than sixteen or seventeen, but the shots appeared to have been taken ten, maybe twelve years ago. And there was something about the eyes–dark, determined…defiant.”
Code Name: Lise is out from Gallery Books on January 15, 2019. My review can be found here. I had two non-fiction titles started before I spent two evenings devouring this book, even staying up late to finish it – something I’ve only ever done for fiction. My 2019 is quickly turning into a year for non-fiction. How did that happen?!
Want to join in on the First Line Friday fun? Open your current read or the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments. You can also head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is sharing.