Book Beginnings – 14th May 2021

Book beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and it is a chance to share the first sentence or so of a book you’ve reading, about to read or recently read.

The book I’d like to share this week is ‘The Lock In’ by Phoebe Luckhurst. Already from the first paragraph below I want to read on…

Ellen was a bit rusty on what their tenancy agreement said about flooding the entire ground floor of their house. But she suspected that Elias, the balding, barrel-chested sociopath who owned their property in Lewisham, would have prepared for the eventuality. This would most likely involve damages being pillaged from their security deposit. The prospect of explaining the flooding to him was about as appealing as walking into moving traffic.

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