TGIF, everyone! First Line Fridays is a fun way to share from books on your TBR.
Today my first line is from a book I am currently reading:
Alaskan Interior, June
The farmer moved into the woods, looking for his pigs.
“Jilly! Jilly!” he called. He’d named the sow after his first wife who’d grown about as fat as the woolly Hungarian blonde, if not quite as hairy. But unlike his exwife, Jilly, usually came when called, which meant it must be time.
Well, that’s an intriguing start! You can tell from the synopsis that this is not a book about farming, so it’s clear to me from that the start that something imminent is about to happen. I’m so intrigued with this one and cannot wait to start it. I’m loving these thriller subgenres! So fun!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost to cause madness in its victims. For recent apocalyptic cult escapee Wynter Roth, it’s the end she’d always been told was coming.
When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation.
As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease.
Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.
Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom—and what—to believe, THE LINE BETWEEN is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness.
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 Line Between, or do you plan to? Happy Friday reading! ~ Jenni THR