Book beginnings is a meme set up by Rose City Reader. Every Friday post the first line, or few lines, of the book you’re reading along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Then add a link to your post on Rose City Reader’s blog.
My Book Beginning
The Day of Second Chances by Julie Cohen
‘The last stage of Honor Levinson’s life began at the top of the stairs in her home in North London.’
What a brilliant opening line to a novel! I just want to keep reading immediately to find out what happened. Does she fall down the stairs, does someone push her? Or from the way the sentence is written it could be that Honor Levinson walks safely down the stairs and something else happens to her at a later stage. I’m fascinated to know. I hope I get a chance to read more very soon!
The Day of Second Chances is due to be published on 28 January 2016.