An author who writes romantic suspense with the last name of Hitchcock might have a lot to live up to. In her debut (The White City), Grace Hitchcock met the mark. I’m halfway through her sophomore release and enjoying every minute of it!
Will Edyth prove her sanity before it is too late?
On Blackwell’s Island, New York, a hospital was built to keep its patients from ever leaving.
With her late parents’ fortune under her uncle’s care until her twenty-fifth birthday in the year 1887, Edyth Foster does not feel pressured to marry or to bow to society’s demands. She freely indulges in eccentric hobbies like fencing and riding her velocipede in her cycling costume about the city for all to see. Finding a loophole in the will, though, her uncle whisks Edyth off to the women’s lunatic asylum just weeks before her birthday. And Edyth fears she will never be found.
At the asylum she meets another inmate, who upon discovering Edyth’s plight, confesses that she is Nellie Bly, an undercover journalist for The World. Will either woman find a way to leave the terrifying island and reclaim her true self?
Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest you and drop the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books and discover what others are sharing this week!
This looks like a really good book, but slightly outside of what I normally read.
Alicia Haney says
First of all this book sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner, I would love to read it. This is my first line: I lean back and stretch in my chair in the Bowes Arts and Architecture Library on campus. This is from the book Royal Shades of Blue by Aven Ellis
Paula Shreckhise says
The Gray Chamber was a great book!
My first line is from The Rebel Bride by Shannon McNear:
September 20, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, Northern Georgia
Not for the first time, Joshua Wheeler wondered if he’d descended into hell.
BECCA WEIDEL says
That was my final read of 2019! It was sooo good!
Today I shared the first line from End Game by Rachel Dylan but I’m currently reading Daughter of Rome by Tessa Afshar so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (22) here: “Like a loose thread in an unfinished weaving, Priscilla’s well-ordered world unraveled by virtue of one capricious judgment.” I’m absolutely LOVING it so far! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of quality reading time! 🙂
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Because of Him” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:
“Kieran Sutherland only just managed to keep from lifting his arm and elbowing the detective seated beside him in the face.”
Nicole Santana says
On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/01/03/first-line-friday-117/. Currently I’m reading An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz. It’s AMAZING!!!
“The field of winter wheat was sun-drenched and silent, the heated August air already blackened by buzzards.”
Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. ❤
Suzie Waltner says
Both on my TBR!!
I’m sharing from The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock too! I’m only about 5% in, so here is the second line:
Rounding the corner, she slowed her velocipede and overheard two women gasp at her lack of chapeau and corset.