First Line Friday – Night Falls on Predicament Avenue

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Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Reading is my SuperPower! It’s time to grab the book you’re reading, and share the first line!

Can you believe it’s been an entire year since I posted a FLF!? I got away from doing posts that required me to post on a consistent basis, other than reviews, because I wanted the time to adjust to all of the major life changes life has thrown our way over the past year. But it finally feels like we’re settling in to a new routine, and I think it’s time I came back. YAY!

So today I share the first line of a book I’ll be reviewing this weekend. Jaime Jo Wright is one of my favorite authors, and I thoroughly enjoy all of her stories. They’re creepy, exciting, nail biting, intriguing, mysterious, and so much more. But you’ll get more of my thoughts on another post. For today, let’s just pause and reflect on how wonderful this first line really is. It shows you just how easily Wright can pull you into the story. It all starts with the first line. 🙂

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About the Book

First Line Friday – Night Falls on Predicament AvenueNight Falls on Predicament Avenue
Author Jaime Jo Wright
Published by Baker Books
on April 9, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Romance / Suspense, Fiction / Christian / Suspense, Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Pages: 368

As the walls of the house at Predicament Avenue reveal their hidden truths, two women--generations apart--discover that fear and foreboding are no respecters of time.

In 1910, Effie James is committed to doing anything to save her younger sister, who witnessed a shocking murder, leaving her mute and in danger of the killer's retribution. Effie must prove what her sister saw, but when a British gentleman arrives, he disrupts Effie's quest with his attempts to locate his wife, Isabelle Addington, who was last seen at the supposed crime scene in the abandoned house at 322 Predicament Avenue. Just as Effie discovers what she seeks, she finds that the blood staining the walls will forever link her to a scandal she couldn't imagine, and to a woman whose secrets promise to curse any who would expose them.

A century later, Norah Richman grapples with social anxiety and grief as she runs her late great-aunt's bed-and-breakfast on Predicament Avenue. But Norah has little affection for the house and is committed only to carrying out her murdered sister's dreams until crime historian and podcaster Sebastian Blaine arrives to investigate the ghostly legacy of the house's claim to fame--the murder of Isabelle Addington. When a guest is found dead, the incident is linked to Isabelle's murder, and Norah and Sebastian must work together to uncover the century-old curse that has wrapped 322 Predicament Avenue in its clutches and threatens far more than death.

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5 responses to “First Line Friday – Night Falls on Predicament Avenue

  1. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading For a Lifetime by Gabrielle Meyer. It is SO good!
    “It wasn’t quite midnight as I walked through the door of the stylish Hotel Victoria in the heart of the theater district with both excitement and trepidation.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 🙂❤️📚