First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
“I must be in Hell. It was the only logical explanation.”
Yes. These really are the first two lines of a book. Have you read it?
Hint number one: this is a nonfiction book.
Still confused? Okay, so it’s technically a true crime novel.
Netflix based a series off of this book!
What? NO! That is not the only movie Netflix has adapted.
Okay, it’s clearly not a YA romance.
I’m clearly no good at giving hints, so here’s your answer:
It’s about how the FBI created their criminal profiling division, and it’s a pretty stellar read if you have the stomach for it.