Friday, January 31, 2020

First Line Fridays: The Camera Never Lies by David Rawlings

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first line from The Camera Never Lies by David Rawlings:

"Eighty-eight years of life reduced to a vintage, cracked briefcase sat before Daniel Whiteley."

What are you reading this weekend?

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

Daniel, Kelly, and Milly appear to be the perfect family. But an old camera will expose secrets no one wants developed. 
Daniel Whitely is a successful marriage counselor and bestselling author, yet his own marriage is in crisis and his daughter is drifting further away each day. To make matters worse, the deadline for his second book has come and gone, and he still hasn’t written a single word. 
When Daniel inherits an old camera from his grandfather, he notices an inscription on the bottom: “No matter what you think you might see, the camera never lies.” 
Daniel begins using the camera, but every time he develops his photos, they threaten to reveal secrets that could sabotage both his marriage and his career—exposing him as a fraud and destroying the life he has worked so hard to build. 
He’s faced with a choice: keep his secrets and save his career or come clean and possibly save his family. Which will he choose? Which would you choose? 

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Wow. I need to find myself a copy of this book ASAP! Happy Friday!!

  2. Happy Friday :)

    That's an amazing first line, and definitely has me wanting to read this now. :)

  3. Happy Friday. :)

    I am currently reading The Duke’s Refuge by Lorri Dudley. Here’s the first line:
    Nevis, British Leeward Islands
    …Why did you not mention your illness sooner?

  4. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Waltz in the Wilderness by Kathleen Denly: I am just getting into the novel, so I will share the first line from chapter 2 here.
    "Daniel thanked the postman and stepped away from the window. Tapping the single envelope against his palm, he strode past the long line of men who, like him, had been waiting hours for news from home."
    Hope you have an excellent weekend!

    1. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend with lots of reading time!

  5. Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first lines from The Rebel Bride by Shannon McNear on my blog today. This is the first line from Chapter 3:

    “Standing at the top of the porch steps, Pearl clenched her hands inside her wadded-up apron and glared at her cousin, who faced her from beside the wagon holding more wounded soldiers.”

  6. Happy Weekend! My first line is from "This Healing Journey" by Misty Beller:

    "Meeting a stranger shouldn't make him so nervous."

  7. Wow, that book looks good, I will have to check it out!

  8. I miss the days of having to get film developed to see if you got any good pictures. It sounds so weird to say because in college I hated having to wait so long!