First Line Friday

First Line Friday | Week 62 | Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills

It’s First Line Friday! That means it’s time to pick up the nearest book and quote the first line. Today I’m sharing from Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills:

First Line from Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills: Eerie feelings are rarely something to ignore, and hostage negotiator Special Agent April Ramos feared her arrival at the critical scene might be too late.

What’s the book nearest you, and what’s the first line?

About Burden of Proof

Reeling from a negotiation gone wrong, FBI Special Agent April Ramos is caught off guard when a frazzled young woman shoves a crying baby into her arms, then disappears. Worry for the child’s safety quickly turns to fear when a man claiming to be the girl’s father abducts them at gunpoint. April puts her hostage negotiation skills to use to learn more about who she’s dealing with: Jason Snyder, a fugitive accused of murder.

As Jason spins a tall tale about being framed for the killing of his business partner, April must sort through his claims to find the truth. A truth that becomes all the more evident after April overhears a conversation between Jason and the local sheriff and realizes something more sinister may be happening in their small town of Sweet Briar, Texas. But aligning herself with a known fugitive to uncover the burden of proof could cost April her job . . . or worse, her life and the lives of other innocent people.

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20 comments

  1. Sounds like a great book!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Connilyn Cossette’s newest novel, Shelter of the Most High. I cannot wait to get into this book. Currently, I am reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. It is SO good. I am loving it. I am on chapter 23, so I will post the first line from that chapter here:

    “He’d meant to talk to his uncle, truly he had, but the next day passed in a blur of festive activities — and never once had Uncle been without Miss Whymsy at his side.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with lots of good reading!

  2. Anneliese says:

    Happy Friday! On my blog today, I am featuring one of my favorites, “The Princess” by Lori Wick. Here I will share the first lines from Chapter 3. “Nikolai stood alone in his bedroom and told himself to breathe deeply. He had the window wide open, cool as it was, but still felt as if he were going to suffocate. This was his wedding day.” Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Beckie B. says:

    In the America we say “jinx, you owe me a Coke” when a friend says the same thing at the same time. I shared Burden of Proof today too. Mystery/suspense, with or without romance, is my favorite genre.

  4. Happy Friday! I forgot about this week being about favorite genre but I DID share one from one of my favorite authors. I have to say historical fiction is my favorite, but I also like suspense to change things up a bit. I’m currently in-between books but I’ll be be starting a new book after dinner tonight. Hope you have a great weekend with lots of quality reading time!

    • I also forgot about this week being favourite genre, but romantic suspense is definitely one of mine (along with contemporary romance, and Regency romance).

      Have a great weekend!

  5. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd:

    September 1866, Oxfordshire, England
    A threading of voices spooled throughout the expansive chamber wherein we waited, voices so decently quiet as to be murmurs.
    I will be reading Burden of proof very soon for a book club.

  6. Becky Smith says:

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from Until I Met You by Kimberly Rose Johnson, which is included in the collection A Christmas To Remember:

    “Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle.”

  7. Yvette says:

    Happy Friday! I’m featuring Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd on my blog, here is the second line:

    “All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a finger pointing deep within the earth.”

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