First Line Friday (week 398): Long Road Home

Posted June 13, 2024 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Lisa Phillips, mystery/suspense, romance / 5 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 Long Road Home by Lisa Phillips! I met Lisa for the first time last year at the JustRead Rendezvous and I’m so thrilled that she’s returning as a worship leader for this year’s Rendezvous too! 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!


Long Road Home by Lisa Phillips

and the first line of Long Road Home is

A closed front door kept secrets from the world.


Kenna’s in the crosshairs of a serial murderer.

Or is she?

Does it count as avoiding Jax’s mother if Kenna spent the winter in Wisconsin on a case instead of visiting her sort-of-boyfriend in San Diego?

Kenna is still wrestling with the question weeks later. She uncovers a cold case suspect and the answer to decades old questions, all with the help of her new trusty sidekick. What starts as a convenient place to park her RV out of the snow gifts Kenna with a new ally, and weeks spent in this northern peninsula community brings yet more friendships she isn’t expecting.

The truth will out if she has anything to do with it.

Kenna discovers the location of a mass grave site and is co-opted into helping the local sheriff with a covert mission. Everyone seems to have their own motive—even the guy she’s falling for. But when Jax’s boots hit the ground things immediately go sideways in more than one way. Loyalty could cost her the new friendship she’s found, but the course of justice never runs smoothly. Especially when there is more than one case at play here. Kenna leans hard on her new faith to answer this one.

Her brand of justice won’t quit. Ever.

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5 responses to “First Line Friday (week 398): Long Road Home

  1. Gloria A

    Chapter 1
    Savannah Webster should have known the bright July day would be upsetting the minute she saw old Boo Radley blocking the brick walkway to her classroom.
    What We Hide by Colleen Coble and Rick Acker

  2. Kay Garrett

    Barton Mountain, Kentucky 1899
    I stood rubbing the cool gun barrel over the stubble of my jaw.
    COAL BLACK LIES by Cindy K. Sproles

  3. Happy Saturday!
    I’m currently reading Somebody to Lean On by Jess Mastorakos. It’s SO cute! Definitely recommend this story.
    “It was like the town of Charlotte Oaks bred hot first responders the same way some of its residents bred pigs or cows or something.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend! 😊❤️📚

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