First-Line Fridays

First-Line Friday #16


Vanishing Point

(book 4 in the Nikki Boyd series)


“She could read the satisfaction in her abductor’s face. A chilling sense of pleasure that reached from his upturned lips to his piercing gaze, as if he were enjoying contemplating her fate.”

Creepy! This will be my very first Lisa Harris novel. I have heard some really good things about this series and this book, so I can’t wait to get to it. I typically don’t read books like this because I tend to go for more of a Rom-Com situation, but the back blurb really drew me in, and those first two lines! How can I not continue to read?!

If you are unfamiliar with this novel, click HERE for the Goodreads summary.

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below. Then head on over to Hoarding Books to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).

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28 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #16”

  1. I can’t wait to read this one. I’ve read the rest of the Nikki Boyd series, and I really want to know what happened to her sister!

    I’m featuring Melissa Tagg’s new Christmas novella on my blog this week, but I’m going to share the first line from ‘Grace in Strange Disguise’ by Christine Dillon here:

    “You have cancer.”

    Despite its opening line, it’s quite an uplifting read!

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  2. I’m sharing the first line from The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips on my blog today, but I’ll share the first line from the book I’m currently reading here. “If you’re willing to admit it, you probably know me as Raine de Bourgh.” Happy Friday!

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  3. Yikes! That sounds a little scary for my tastes. 🙂

    My first line comes from a novella by Joyce DiPastena, The Girl by the River. I have an interview with Joyce on my blog this week as well.

    “Robert almost tripped over the scythe.”

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    1. I don’t normally read suspense/thrillers. It’s not normally a go-to genre for me. But, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Harris, so I thought I would give it a try. Happy Friday!


  4. This series is on my wish list! Happy Friday!

    “Mama?” Emily Carver whispered the word as she opened the door to her parents’ bedroom. – A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson

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  5. Ay-yi-yi, that’s a frightening first line!! 🙂

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Joyce Rogers’ Lean Hard on Jesus, but I’ll share the first line from Where We Belong by Lynn Austin (really enjoying it!) here:
    “Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert.”

    Happy Friday! 🙂

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  6. Happy Friday!

    Today, my first line Friday is from Christmas at Grey Goose Lodge by Phyllis Clark Nichols…..

    When Maude opened the door to the Christmas closet in early December that year, she had no reason to think there would only be nine more Christmases celebrated at Grey Sage.

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  7. Can’t wait to read it!! My first line (a little longer) is from Anne Greene’s Avoiding the Mistletoe:

    Olivia Rose Baker glanced up from the headlines in the Massachusetts Matrimonial Gazette. With an explosive smack, she slapped the newspaper on the top of the breakfast table. “No! I refuse.”

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  8. I’d love to take a Lisa Harris novel for a spin if I wasn’t so swamped! Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray is featured on my blog today with a giveaway but I’m currently reading The Vexing by Tamara Leigh. Here’s the first line:
    Normandy, France
    Early December 1161
    Women were more trouble than they were worth. Or so Sir Durand Marshal told himself each time one dragged him into a mess like this one promised to do.

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  9. Loved the Nikki Boyd books, and Vanishing Point was a good wrap up (even if it was a little creepy!)

    I’m getting in the Christmas Spirit with my FLF blog post, but here are the first lines from the book I’m currently reading:

    “Being a teacher was turning out to be a little like having the flu. Simon O’Keefe. Her heart broke for him at the same time her stomach twisted with dread for herself.” From The Calico and Cowboy Romance Collection by Mary Connealy.

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