First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey

Posted July 10, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Dani Pettrey, First Line Fridays, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance / 13 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 The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

Late September
Thirty-eight miles off North Carolina’s coast

Greg Barnes clicked along the grated metal steps, his boot heels rasping with each shuffle as he headed topside for a much-needed breath of smoke.


When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker on the first drilling platform off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. Tensions surrounding the oil rig are high and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the structure from being completed, while rumors are being whispered about ancient curses surrounding this part of the ocean.

Mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was he killed by one of the activists or, perhaps more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only a plethora of suspects, but also their own past and attraction to each other.

Just as the case seems like it’ll break open, worse news arrives. A tropical storm has turned their way and soon they’re cut off from any rescue–and right where the killer wants them. It’s a race to discover his identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.

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(1) winner will receive an Up All Night Suspense Survival Kit including a Book hangover mug, Booklovers Readers Fuel coffee, a Coastal Rain candle (tin not pictured) so you can share the ambiance of Rissi and Mason stuck in a storm, a Library scrunchie to pull your hair up, Snack Mix (can be swapped out if food allergies exist), and Reading socks!

Be sure to check out each stop on these tours for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 6, 2020 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 13, 2020. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only, void where prohibited by law or logistics.  For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.

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13 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey

  1. Gloria A

    This book is on my TBR list. My first line is from Romancing Nadine by Amy Lillard.
    Nadine Burkhart ran her palms down the front of her church apron and took one last look at herself in the mirror.

  2. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.
    My first line is from Loving Jenna by Amy Lillard. Jenna Burkhart looked past the rows of prayer coverings to the sea of faces in the room.

  3. Haley Resseguie

    I just finished The Crushing Depths and it was so good! I love Dani Pettrey’s books and this one had so many different storylines and twists to it! My first line is from Carla Laureano’s newest Under Scottish Stars:
    “Three minutes into dessert, Serena MacDonald was checking the time on her mobile phone, concocting a quick escape.”
    I am really enjoying this trip back to Skye with the MacDonald clan!

  4. Kay Garrett

    Love the cover on “The Crushing Depths”. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read another fabulous book by Dani Pettrey.

    My first line –
    Dear Friends,
    I have wonderful news to share with you.
    A WHITE RABBIT’S TALE by Vicki Vass

  5. Anne

    Wonderful and captivating feature. First line is from The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell. She wakes a little after midnight, too hot and with the sheets tangled round her legs.

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line this week is from A BRIDE OF CONVENIENCE by Jody Hedlund:
    Vancouver Island January 12, 1863
    “I ain’t gonna make it, Zoe.”

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