First Line Friday (week 185): Still Life

Posted March 13, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Dani Pettrey, First Line Fridays, mystery/suspense, romance / 11 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m joining Hoarding Books in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and featuring the first line of Still Life by Dani Pettrey, which includes one of my fave heroes with an Irish accent! You’re welcome for the cover 🙂

and the first lines are…

He glanced around what had become a dumping ground by the river’s edge. Dark, silent … deserted. Perfect.


Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright–and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.

Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead–and the photographer insists he didn’t take the shot. Worse, her friend can’t be found. She immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.

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11 responses to “First Line Friday (week 185): Still Life

  1. Kay Garrett

    Shot glasses were raised, a toast was made, and a buck-naked man galloped by on a stick horse.
    SHATTERED JUSTICE by Susan Furlong

  2. Gloria A

    Pecca Gallegos never thought she’d be turning down a marriage proposal–much less four of them.
    Silent Shadows by Natalie Waltes

  3. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Outlaw’s Daughter by Margaret Brownley today. Here is the first line of chapter 16:

    “The house was small and sparsely furnished but had a warm, homey feeling that filled Matt with an unfamiliar longing.”

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    Love Danni Pettrey!
    My first line is from Woman of Sunlight by Mary Connealy.
    November 1873 Hope Mountain, Near Bucksnort, near Grizzly Peak, Colorado

    “You look awful.” Mitch Warden poured himself a cup of coffee and studied Ilsa Nordegren’s face as she stepped into the kitchen.

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