Friday Firsts : The Only Child by Andrew Pyper

Friday Firsts
 is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.    This Friday I’m reading : The Only Child by Andrew Pyper

She was awakened by the monster knocking at the door.

Lily knows better than most how unlikely it is that this is real.  Through her years of training and now her days in the courtroom providing expert testimony on psychological states of mind, she has learned how shaky the recollections of children can be.  And she was only six when it happened.  The age when certain things get stuck in the net of real memory, and other things you try to sell yourself on having happened but are in fact made up, turned into convincing bits of dream.

What is verifiably known is that Lily was small for her age, green-eyed, her straight black hair snarled into a nest.  The sole survivor and there was the body, of course.  Her mother’s.


My First Impressions

I admit I’m looking forward to this book very much!  So, I probably enjoyed the start and had a great first impression regardless.  That being said – it’s a very intriguing start I think.  Can’t wait to discover more.

What you reading this Friday??  What are your first impressions??

*The above excerpt was taken from an advanced reader copy and it is possible that the final version may have further changes.

11 Responses to “Friday Firsts : The Only Child by Andrew Pyper”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Wow, you make me want to pick this one up sooner than I planned.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve only just started this and I’ve had a really busy day so I’ve not even read one page further – but I really hope to enjoy this.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    Wow, it really grabs you! 🙂

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Talk about a beginning getting hold of your attention and not letting go!
    I can’t wait to know more… 🙂

  4. sjhigbee

    This is a strong start…

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I really do want to check this one out. I hope I can fit it in this month!

  6. Weekly Wrap Up : 21/5/17 | Books and travelling with Lynn

    […] This week I’ve finished Rotherweird -I enjoyed this but I’m just going to be perfectly frank – this is not a quick read, I’m not saying that because it’s a bad thing, I’m simply stating the fact.  Yes, of course, I’m sure you could skim read it and make it a bit quicker but the pace is not that of a book that you’re going to zip though.  It’s a thinking person’s book.  You need to mull and chew the cud and reflect.  Review to follow.  I’ve also read Andrew Pyper’s The Only Child and hopefully my review for that one will be forthcoming very soon – check out the first couple of sentences here. […]

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