First Line Fridays: June 21st, 2019

Hello, bookworms and welcome to my second First Line Fridays post.
My reading progress is generally slow because of me being a slow reader, but I want to push up more contents on my blog and decided to start this series.

First Line Fridays is a weekly meme hosted by Hoarding Books. The main object is to grab the book nearest you and share the first line.

My pick for this week is Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell.
Quite a long time ago I was so into this series and read the translated editions up to the 6th book. I don’t know why I stopped following the series, but I’m all willing to revisit this series and go even further than the 7th book!
This week, I picked up Book 4 as it’s on my Summer TBR.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is called in to autopsy the body of convicted murderer Ronnie Waddell after his execution. Several days after the execution, a young boy is discovered murdered in the fashion of Waddell’s earlier killings, with Waddell’s prints near the body. Scarpetta, along with FBI Agent Benton Wesley and Detective Pete Marino, try to discover how a dead inmate could have possibly committed another murder after his death. As the story progresses she seeks the assistance of her 17-year-old niece Lucy after she discovers a strange folder on her computer.

The first line is really short, there are only 6 words. So, I’ll bend the rule here and share the first paragraph.

It is two weeks before Christmas. Four days before nothing at all. I lie on my bed staring at my dirty bare feet and the white toilet missing its seat, and when cockroaches crawl across the floor I don’t jump anymore. I watch them the same way they watch me.

Now, it’s your turn. What are you reading? What is your first line?
Open the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading as always, and I’ll see you in my next post!

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