First Line Friday (week 343): False Shadow

Posted May 25, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, mystery/suspense / 11 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 False Shadow by Candle Sutton. I’ve been wanting to read this author’s books for a while now and I’m really drawn to this cover!

and the first line of chapter one is…

A bullet lodged in the tree directly in front of her.

Death steals through the Smoky Mountains.
Wildlife officer Charae Spencer has faced defiant hunters, drunken tourists, and angry bears, but nothing can prepare her for a mysterious disease that kills swiftly and without mercy. The first carcasses are wild animals, but the spread isn’t likely to stop there. Will the next wave of victims be human?

A secret investigation carries a steep price.
Special Agent Dalton Fowler quietly digs into the underground organization that has already gone after several of his friends. The more he digs, the more he discovers that The Shadows have greater influence and reach than he had ever dreamed. But his investigation catches The Shadows’ attention. As he investigates further, the danger to him – and those he loves – intensifies. Is trying to bring down The Shadows worth the risk?

The Shadows have a new weapon in their arsenal.
A body in the woods is only the beginning. Once perfected, their latest weapon will kill anonymously and silently. Their enemies will have no choice but submission… or billions will die.

As Dalton joins Charae in her investigation, the body count only rises. Can they catch the people responsible and stop The Shadows from releasing a weapon of mass destruction? Or will The Shadows end their investigation using lethal means?

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11 responses to “First Line Friday (week 343): False Shadow

  1. That is a chilling opening, and looks like it sets up the tension and suspense right from the start – wow!

  2. Gloria A

    Target for Laura Scott
    June 30th-7:06 PM-Washington, DC
    “I saw the man who shot me.”

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Jonas by Susan May Warren. SO good!
    “I’m sorry I got you into this.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. That’s an awesome cover! I just finished A Nanny for the Rancher’s Twins by Heidi Main. The first line is: “Laney Taylor stepped out of her sedan and breathed in the earthy Texas air.” I hope you have a great week!

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