First Line Friday (week 397): 8 Down

Posted June 6, 2024 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Kimberley Woodhouse, mystery/suspense, romance / 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 delighted to feature the first line of 8 Down by Kimberley Woodhouse! I absolutely adore Kim as a person, a friend, and an author and I’m so thrilled that she’s returning as a worship leader for this year’s JustRead Rendezvous! This author/reader event will take place in the Chicago area on Friday, November 15th. More details below – I’d love to see you there!

and the first line of 8 Down is

Nothing could have prepared her for the dead body at the crime scene.

8 bodies down.

8 more lives at stake.

Investigator Carrie Kintz is new blood with the Alaska Bureau of Investigation in Anchorage. But with a serial killer on the loose, there’s no easing into the job. It’s sink or swim. The only clues to help law enforcement stop this madman are the taunts he drops into crossword puzzles across the country–always in the same 8 DOWN position.

Carrie is desperate to prove her worth to the force and the community by catching the killer. But when she discovers signs that these deaths are just the tip of the iceberg in a frighteningly elaborate cyberattack, it’s time to admit she needs help.

Calling in security specialist Scott Patteson for his expertise seems like the right move–until Carrie realizes that he may be a dangerous distraction for her heart. With her faith fading in the face of horror and uncertainty and her career in danger of ending, this is no time for flirtation.

But with a killer who is determined to prove that he’s smarter than everyone else, it may be impossible to fight both the madman and their feelings for each other . . .

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11 responses to “First Line Friday (week 397): 8 Down

  1. Gloria A

    “Those sweet children are coming to Red Hawk Camp expecting a nice hot breakfast.” Lorna Lipscomb’s voice quavered. “And I won’t be there to fix it.”
    The Triplets Summer Adventure by Laurel Blount

  2. Kay Garrett

    “Those sweet children are coming to Red Hawk Camp expecting a nice hot breakfast. Lorna Lipscomb’s voice quavered. “And I won’t be there to fix it.”

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    Loved 8 Down! I can’t find my copy!!! I know it’s here somewhere!

    Born of Guilded Mountains by Amanda Dykes:

    Mercy Peak Gulch, Colorado 1894

    “Blood moons were made for pact-swearing. Four boys orbiting ten years old knew it, and so did the mountains standing witness.”

  4. Diana Hardt

    This comes from The Rancher’s Sanctuary by Linda Goodnight: What happened in that house? Nathan Garrison stopped his blue F-150 Ford truck at the end of a long, curving driveaway shrouded in brush and overgrown trees. Twenty-four years had passed since he’d last seen this once-glorious property on the outskirts of Sundown Valley, Oklahoma. Twenty-four years and a lot of questions.

  5. Carol Wilson

    Above the pond, a cloud of gnats shimmered in the June morning as a Canadian goose rousted her brood through reeds of yellow iris toward a floating gander. – Leaning on Air, Cheryl Grey Bostrom

  6. Happy Saturday!
    I’m currently reading Her Part to Play by Jenny Erlingsson. So far, I am enjoying it a lot!
    “Adanne swallowed the lump in her throat and turned toward the mirror. The fluorescent bulbs highlighted the worry in her eyes that no amount of makeup could hide.”
    I hope you are having a great weekend filled with lots of relaxing reading time. 😊❤️📚

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