First Line Friday #12

Posted June 8, 2018 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 18 Comments


Happy Friday!

The Book I’m featuring this week is:

Lone Witness
By: Rachel Dylan

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“Guilty. That’s the only possible verdict.”

Hmm… I wonder if that’s really the case? Lone Witness is currently on my TBR pile but is very close to the top so I’ll be reading it soon. Can’t wait! 🙂

About the Book:
Prosecutor Sophie Dawson’s first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.’s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down.

Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don’t know who they can trust.

Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what’s right–but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?rachel-dylan

About the Author:
Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Suspense and the Windy Ridge Legal Thriller series. Rachel has practiced law for almost a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids–two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. You can find Rachel at


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Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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18 responses to “First Line Friday #12

  1. Wellll I’m reasonably sure we wouldn’t need jurors or judges if that were the case, but … 😉
    Happy Friday!

    I’m sharing Beyond the Ashes by Karen Barnett over on my blog, so here I’ll share my favorite line from a book I recently enjoyed, The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin:

    Did he really stand by me if he didn’t love all of me, if he wanted me to lock up my passions, dreams, and hopes – my gift – and be what he wanted me to be instead?

  2. I’m pretty sure any prosecutor would say that!

    I’m sharing the first line from “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett on my blog today, but right now I’m going to share the first line from another read I recently enjoyed: The Captured Bride, by Michelle Griep.

    “It ain’t right. YOU ain’t right.”

    Don’t take it personally. 😉

  3. Over on my blog I’m featuring Among The Poppies by J’Nell Ciesielski. Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter 22.
    “The wrench spun like a dial, blurring faster and faster until it flew off the side of the engine and cartwheeled in the dirt.”

  4. carylkane

    Great first line! This series is on my MUST read list! 😉

    My #FLF is from Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

    Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

  5. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading next, Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe.

    “I like Zeb Turner for the assistant ranch foreman position.” Travis Maxwell looked across the conference table at his sisters, Lucy and Emma, hoping for confirmation, and then shoved another cinnamon roll into his mouth.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊

  6. Happy Friday!

    I don’t usually read a lot of Romantic Suspense, but the opening line from Lone Witness makes me want to add it to my extensive TBR pile.

    My FLF this week is Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings. I’m also reading Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer.

    Cisco, Texas – April 1883
    “Tonight is the night. She could feel it.”

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I’ve recently started to read more Romantic Suspense and Rachel Dylan is definitely on my radar!

    I’m sharing from the prologue of King’s Folly by Jill Williamson on my blog today, so here I’ll share from the first chapter:

    “A procession of fifty men made their way through the cool desert night from the royal retreat in Canden toward The Gray. Fifty-one men, technically, though the king did not count the wailing convict riding in the cage since the man would soon be dead.”

    Happy Friday!

  8. The blurb sounds great!

    Today’s first lines come from Kat Mizera’s new release, Defending Dani. This was a super sweet and emotional hockey romance.

    “Sergei Petrov got out of the taxi and hurriedly paid the drive as he grabbed his bag. He hadn’t seen his son in more than two months and couldn’t wait to look into his sweet little face.”

    I’m featuring lines from Lexi Blake’s new release “Order of Protection” on my blog. Check out to see the start of her newest series!

  9. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first paragraph to This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller. Here I will share the first two lines from the book I’m currently reading, I Am My Beloved by Caryl McAdoo. It’s a retelling of Song of Solomon.

    “Abishag held the cups level and took small ladylike steps, careful not to slosh. She grinned then placed the wine — except water really, her mother wouldn’t allow her real wine — on the stone table.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend with lots of quality reading time! 😁

  10. Ellie

    I’m sharing the frist line from Just Let Go on my blog today. I’m currently reading A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter. The first line is “Graham, the Viscount Wharton, heir to the earldom of Grableton, pride of the Cambridge Fencing Team, coveted party guest, and generally well-liked member of both Brooke’s and White’s, was bored.”

  11. I loved this book.
    I will share with you the first line of the book I just finished. The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble. “Two construction workers carried in the orange ladder splatted with dried paint blotches and old drywall mud.”

  12. This looks like a fantastic read!

    I’m sharing about The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd on my blog today. I’m currently reading Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh so I’ll share the first line from that here:

    “He shouldn’t be here.”

    Happy weekend! 😀

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