Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Camera Never Lies by David Rawlings, currently on tour with JustRead Tours (the company I co-own with Annie of JustCommonly).
And the first line is…
Eighty-eight years of life reduced to a vintage, cracked briefcase sat before Daniel Whiteley.
David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler, returns with another probing story: what would you do if your secrets were revealed to those around you?
Daniel, Kelly, and Milly appear to be the perfect family.
But an old camera will expose secrets no one wants developed.
Daniel Whitely is a successful marriage counselor and bestselling author, yet his own marriage is in crisis and his daughter is drifting further away each day. To make matters worse, the deadline for his second book has come and gone, and he still hasn’t written a single word.
When Daniel inherits an old camera from his grandfather, he notices an inscription on the bottom: “No matter what you think you might see, the camera never lies.”
Daniel begins using the camera, but every time he develops his photos, they threaten to reveal secrets that could sabotage both his marriage and his career—exposing him as a fraud and destroying the life he has worked so hard to build.
He’s faced with a choice: keep his secrets and save his career or come clean and possibly save his family. Which will he choose? Which would you choose?
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David Rawlings is an Australian author, Christy Award winner, and a sports-mad father of three who loves humor and a clever turn of phrase. Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication. Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.
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Today on my blog I’m sharing the first two lines from The Earl’s Betrothal by Karen Tuft. This book is SO good. If you love Regency I highly recommend this story. I’m currently on chapter 10, so I’ll share from there:
“Amelia slept until noon, so exhausted she was from the events of the day and night before.”
Hope you have a great weekend! ?❤?
ooooo adding to my TBR list – thanks, Nicole!
There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home,
True enough, but maybe the correct quote would be “You Can’t go home again.”
CAROUSEL CHRISTMAS by Laura V. Hilton
oooo! i love her books!
I just finished reading that one a few days ago 🙂
This week on my blog I shared the first lines from the novella collection Sew in Love but I’m currently reading Seconds to Live. I’ll share the first line from chapter 3 here: “In a warm robe, her fingers pink and wrinkled from the hour spent in the tub, Taylor grabbed her phone and studied the missed call.” Hope you have a great weekend!
i can’t wait to read that one soon!
My first line is from the debut novel Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel.
March 10, 1922 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Soot-stained windows filtered the morning light, casting an ashen shadow on the crowded courtroom and darkening the sting of judgment.
such a great first line, isn’t it?