“My mother killed my father when I was seven years old. Now thirty-nine years later she is dead too and I am an orphan”
First line from Queenie Malone’s Paradise hotel.
I was impressed by the first line unfortunately that was the most exciting line in the book, I found the rest a little dull.
My first thoughts (in case you missed them)
I came to this book blind just knowing the title and I had heard people had enjoyed author Ruth Hogan’s first book The Keeper if Lost Things. I did not expect such an impactful first line from the cover of Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan. The cover is pale blue with lots of flowers 💐 The blurb on the back does not lead you to expect that first line.
The use of the word orphan is emotive. I’m not too sure of the quality of the writing from lack of capital letter for Mother and Father and no apostrophe in I’am.