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First Line Friday #1

 

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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!

 

“They said I was a drug addict. I found that hard to come to terms with – I was a middle-class, convent educated girl whose drug use was strictly recreational. And surely drug addicts were thinner?”

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Okay this is one of my all time favorite books it’s Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes. I could go on and on about how much I love this book but I would probably give away waay to many spoilers. I adore Marian Keyes as a writer, although her books are mostly categorized as chick lit she does not shy away from difficult or sensitive topics. I will leave you with the synopsis, though I would love to know what intrigues you more the synopsis or the first few lines?

Synopsis:

‘How did it end up like this? Twenty-seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers . . .’

Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters – Dublin’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She’s only agreed to her incarceration because she’s heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey – and it’s about time she had a holiday.

But what Rachel doesn’t count on are the toe-curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the dearth of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll – and missing Luke, her ex. What kind of a new start in life is this?

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