Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Firsts: Isolation

Here's the rules of the meme:
  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?

By Travis Thrasher
Publisher: FaithWords
Published: 2008
ISBN-13: 9780446505543
290 pages

First sentence: It was the sort of summer night that made a young woman abandon her fears and jump into the lake with barely anything on.

The first sentence helped draw me into the story because it made me curious. And the book tells me that it happened in the woods, nineteen years ago. As I read more, I discovered that she's being watched by an unknown person, waiting to make his move. Something's about to happen. Fast forward to the present, a family moves into a new house in a rather isolated area and one with too many secrets. It's exciting at first, but quickly becomes horrifying. I think this place is linked by the two periods of time (nineteen years ago and the present).