First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
- 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!
“No one glanced at the young man who walked out of the Trailways Bus Station in Tallahassee, Florida, at dawn on Sunday, January 8th, 1978. He looked like a college student, perhaps a bit older, and he blended in smoothly with the 30,000 students who had arrived in Florida’s capital city that week.”
Read on to find out which book this extract is from…
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass-murderer. Little did she know that Ted Bundy, her close friend, was the savage slayer she was hunting.
This book is one of the most terrifying books I have ever read, and I would not recommend it to anyone under the age of 18. What makes this book so interesting is the fact that the author, Ann Rule, worked with Ted at a Crisis Hotline center and had been friends with him before he was convicted. We get first hand information from the source itself, and it’s all the more chilling… I have to say, I double and triple-checked the locks on my doors and windows after reading this.