First Line Fridays is a feature hosted by Hoarding Books.
TGIF, everyone! I am excited to share first lines from a book I recently finished reading (and LOVED), which is publishing next week, The Exes’ Revenge by Jo Jakeman.
My first lines are:
The day of Phillip’s funeral
I expected to feel free, unburdened, but when the curtains close around Phillip Rochester’s satin-lined coffin all I feel is indigestion.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Originally titled Sticks and Stones
A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women who’ve all been involved with the same man and realize the one thing they have in common is that they all want revenge against him…
Divorces are often messy, and Imogen’s is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he’ll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap.
In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable–something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She’s desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life.
But she wasn’t expecting both Phillip’s ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women–and unlikely allies–reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.
Please share with me the first line(s) of the book you are currently reading! I would love to read it! Have you read The Exes’ Revenge/Sticks and Stones, or do you plan to? Happy Friday reading! ~ Jennifer THR