First Line Fridays | Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline #firstlines #someoneknows

TGIF Book Friends! Today’s First Lines comes from SOMEONE KNOWS by Lisa Scottoline which releases April 9, 2019.

First Lines:

Allie gripped the wheel, heading to the cemetery. The death was awful enough in someone so young, agonizing because it was a suicide. The family would be anguished, wracking their brains, asking why. But Allie knew why, and she wasn’t the only one. There used to be four of them, and now there were three. They had kept it a secret for twenty years. She didn’t know if she could keep it secret another minute.

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About the Author:

Lisa Scottoline has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in thirty-five countries. After a successful career in corporate law, Scottoline released her first legal thriller, Everywhere that Mary Went, in 1994. Her debut was nominated for an Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction. Her second novel, Final Appeal, won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original in 1995. Since then, she has gone on to write 30 more critically acclaimed novels, and her recent, After Anna, was a #1 bestseller. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those universally beloved stories have been adapted into a series of bestselling memoirs. In addition to writing, Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice in Fiction” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

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22 comments

  1. My fist line is:

    “It’s a love story, the famous violinist had said, and even though Jana knew it was not, those were the words that knocked around her brain when she began to play on stage.”

    from The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Yesterday’s Promises” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Danica Callaghan sank down on the lowest of the wide, built-in, carpeted risers and surveyed her handiwork.”

  3. Happy Friday!

    I shared the first couple of lines from Melanie Dickerson’s 9th book for her Hagenheim series “The Warrior Maiden” on my blog. I enjoyed reading that book and will be reviewing it soon.

    Here, though, I will be sharing the first few lines from my current read “Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth.

    “Hushflowers always bloomed when the night was longest. The whole city celebrated the day the bundle of petals peeled apart into rich red – partly because hushflowers were their nation’s lifeblood, and partly, Akos thought, to keep them all from going crazy in the cold.”

    Carve the Mark has long been on my TBR and I’m happy that I finally get to read it. I’m enjoying it so far, and I hope you enjoyed those lines as well.

    May your weekend be filled with great books! 😀

      • I’m liking it so far, but it’s a bit slow compared to Divergent. And I haven’t yet really bonded with the characters, not like with Tris & Four. I just fell in love with those two. 😊

      • I loved Shailene and Theo as Four and Tris. I actually liked the first one. They changed a lot of things in the second one, but I cut it some slack since, well, it’s a different medium from the book and I just decided to enjoy it on its own. The third movie was just…err…weird. Those showers! Haha! And it was so widely different from the book. Would have been interesting to see where they could have taken it for the now-dead fourth movie. Obviously, I was hoping they’d keep Tris alive in it, but honestly…with how much they changed, I think it would have been a mess. I still love the cast though…and I’ll still re-watch the movies whenever I miss them, same way I re-read the books…but yeah. Haha! That was a long answer. I’m sorry if I went off on a tangent. How about you?

      • I love the depth of your answer! Confession: I didn’t like the actors that much, and I didn’t make it past the second movie. I think I need to sit down and reread the whole series! Oh and that right – I had forgotten the 4th movie got axed… 🤔

  4. Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first lines from One Mind’s Eye by Kathy Tyers today, here are the lines that follow:

    “Llyn Torfinn stood at an i-net station, listening nervously, clasping her thin left arm with her right hand. Not much muscle padded the bones.”

    Hope you have a good weekend.

  5. Happy Friday!
    On my blog today I shared the first line from The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E Brunstetter but I’m currently about to start Breach of Trust by Rachel Dylan so I’ll share the first line from that book here: “Mia Shaw gripped a bundle of brightly colored helium balloons with the word congratulations splashed all over them.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

  6. Love Lisa’s books. One of these days, I’m going to go see her at an event. She’s not too far from me–less than two hours. And a lot of the time, she goes to places about an hour away.

    denise

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