First Lines Fridays: March 13, 2020

Posted March 13, 2020 by Jess C. in First Lines Fridays / 0 Comments

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to my first First Lines Friday post since coming back from my blogging break yesterday!

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?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • 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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…


I love Thursday nights.

They have a feel to them that’s outside of time.


Read on to find out which book this extract is from…

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Blurb from Goodreads:

Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality shatters.

It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint, for reasons Jason can’t begin to fathom—what would anyone want with an ordinary physics professor?—and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason’s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness.

When Jason awakes, he’s in a lab, strapped to a gurney—and a man he’s never seen before is cheerily telling him “welcome back!”

Jason soon learns that in this world he’s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born.

And someone is hunting him. 

My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved this book so I’m honestly a little shocked at how boring I find these opening lines. I don’t think there’s any way I would’ve read this based solely on the opening so I’m super glad that’s not how I picked this particular book to read!!! It’s funny things like this that make me love First Lines Friday posts though.

What do you think? Have you read Dark Matter? Would you read it based solely on the opening??

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