First Line Friday (week 198): Deadly Connection

Posted June 19, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, mystery/suspense, romance / 15 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 featuring the first line of Deadly Connection by Jennifer Pierce! (It comes out in October, but I’ve got a sneak peek of the first line now!)

and the first line is…

Reid Lucas looked at his text message again.


A complete stranger is the only one who can help determine the connection between her past and her present.

Private Investigator, Reid Lucas, and his mentor, Joe Lockhart, haven’t spoken in years, but when Joe wants to meet in a small-town diner, Reid’s interest is piqued. Without explanation, Joe calls and tells Reid he has five minutes to get waitress, Quinn Matthews, and her son out of the diner before they’re kidnapped by the group of thugs about to walk through the diner’s front door.

Quinn Matthews’ life is simple and safe, exactly how she likes it—until Reid Lucas walks into the diner. Now, she and her son are running for their lives, and she has no idea why. But when the father of her son shows up and dies saving them, she realizes they all have one deadly connection: Joe Lockhart. Now, she’ll have to trust the mysterious private investigator to not only save their lives but connect her past to her present so they can figure out who is after them. And why.

As the danger escalates, unexpected feelings arise. Reid doesn’t believe he’s worthy of Quinn’s love–or God’s. And Quinn is too worried about having her heart broken again and the effect of having a new man in her son’s life. Can they let go of their preconceived notions of love and relationships, or are they doomed to just let go of each other?

head to Jennifer Pierce’s website to stay updated on ways to purchase Deadly Connection!

Jennifer Pierce currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and River Valley Writers, where she serves as secretary.

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15 responses to “First Line Friday (week 198): Deadly Connection

  1. Happy Friday!

    My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt.
    Derbyshire, England April 1890.
    As the coachman loaded her trunk into the carriage, nausea churned in Adele’s stomach.

    Blessings, Tina

  2. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! I’m reading from an old book, and the kindle edition is free on Amazon. I have probably read it 10 times! My first line is from “Uncle Max” by Rosa Nouchette Carey:

    “It appears to me, looking back over a past experience, that certain days in one’s life stand out prominently as landmarks, when we arrive at some finger-post pointing out the road that we should follow.”

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden which I finished this week.
    June 30, 1900
    There was no such thing as a typical day at the White House, but Caroline Delacroix’s morning took a particularly difficult turn the moment she walked into her crowded office,

    Happy Reading!

  4. Gloria A

    Event planning is a talent that not everyone has in their DNA.
    Murder In Waiting by Lynn Cahoon

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