First Lines Friday – #Orentober edition #4

Hi and welcome to First Lines Friday – #Orentober edition!

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?

I love this feature, and I thought it would be a fun way to shine the spotlights on some fab Orenda books. So here goes:

So in six days, I’m going to meet a vampire.

I remember going oooooooh when reading this! And it continues:

That vampire is going to kill me.
I’m going to die in six days’ time.

I’m sure that if you’ve read this book, you’ll know what I’m talking about, but if you haven’t, can you guess the book???

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Which Orenda powerhouse wrote these chilling opening lines?

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It is…. a he, and he is… vegan. Just a little factoid to get you going.

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And this is a line from his fourth book published by Orenda Books…

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It is part of a series, but it works as a standalone…

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… and it makes for an excellent audiobook…

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It is:

This is the blurb and you can find my review here and an excerpt here if you’d like to know more:

Elusive online journalist Scott King examines the chilling case of a young vlogger found frozen to death in the legendary local ‘vampire tower’, in another explosive episode of Six Stories…
In the wake of the ‘Beast from the East’ cold snap that ravaged the UK in 2018, a grisly discovery was made in a ruin on the Northumbrian coast. Twenty-four-year-old vlogger, Elizabeth Barton, had been barricaded inside what locals refer to as ‘The Vampire Tower’, where she was later found frozen to death.
Three young men, part of an alleged ‘cult’, were convicted of this terrible crime, which they described as a ‘prank gone wrong’. However, in the small town of Ergarth, questions have been raised about the nature of Elizabeth Barton’s death and whether the three convicted youths were even responsible.
Elusive online journalist Scott King speaks to six witnesses – people who knew both the victim and the three killers – to peer beneath the surface of the case. He uncovers whispers of a shocking online craze that held the young of Ergarth in its thrall and drove them to escalate a series of pranks in the name of internet fame. He hears of an abattoir on the edge of town, which held more than simple slaughter behind its walls, the tragic and chilling legend of the ‘Ergarth Vampire’…
Both a compulsive, taut and terrifying thriller, and a bleak and distressing look at modern society’s desperation for attention, Beast will unveil a darkness from which you may never return…

Thanks for stopping by! What do you make of this first line, yay or nay? Let me know below!

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