First Line Friday

First Line Friday | Week 58 | Poisoned Legacy by Jenny Wheeler

It’s First Line Friday! That means it’s time to pick up the nearest book and quote the first line. I’m continuing my New Zealand author streak this week, with the first line from Poison Legacy by Jenny Wheeler. Here’s the first line:

First Line from Poisoned Legacy: Hector de Vile leered at Graysie Travers Castellanos over his wine glass with the confidence of a man who owned half San Francisco's Montgomery Street and let his eyes rest on her cleavage just a few seconds longer than good manners permitted.

Doesn’t that make you want to keep reading?

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

About Poisoned Legacy

Unsolved deaths. Untold treasure. Can she uncover the secret of her inheritance before dark forces claim another victim?

Graysie Castellanos is ready to take her final bow. When the traveling singer inherits a rundown mine, she thinks it’s her golden opportunity to provide her adopted daughter with a happy childhood and a prosperous future. But their bright new beginning crumbles underfoot when the townsfolk of the Sierra Nevada mining town start dropping dead of mysterious causes.

If Nathan Russell had listened to his gut, he’d have cleared out of Grass Valley before the first corpse turned cold. But the Aussie-born adventurer refuses to abandon the gorgeous singer and her young child to their doom. And when his old rival arrives in town looking to stir up trouble, he only gets pulled deeper into the mystery of the dark forces taking control.

With no choice but to press forward, Graysie and Nathan must solve the riddle of the deaths before the shadowy culprit adds their names to the tombstone.

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  1. Becky Smith says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from How to Make Victoria Sponge by Margaret Kazmierczak.

    “Monday, six-fifteen in the morning and the alarm wakes me up for a new day.”

  2. Beckie B. says:

    That is some line! I am featuring Dani Pettrey’s novella, Deadly Isle, over on the blog. But here I will share my current read, Fit to Be Tied by Debby Mayne. “As soon as my Fitbit vibrates, letting me know that Thomas Flaherty is calling, I mentally kick myself for forgetting to disengage that feature when I turned off my ringer.”

  3. I have shared the first line of J.D. Robb’s newest release Leverage in Death. But here I’ll share the first line of the last chapter of the book I am currently reading. This is from Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz forthcoming book I Do Not Trust You.

    “The sky darkened. The air, then the ground, vibrated with a sound so low it was almost inaudible, like the sound the individual Set pieces made, only amplified a hundred times over. It invaded M’s entire body, hammering at her skull, the delicate bones of her ears, and every joint that connected her frame.”

    I hope you enjoyed that. Happy Friday! 😀

  4. Yvette says:

    I’m featuring Michelle Griep’s new novella, A Tale of Two Hearts, on my blog today. Here is the second line:

    “Closing her eyes, she savored the warmth and the first line to a new adventure, as was her wont whenever Miss Whymsy stopped by and lent her a book.”

    Happy Friday!

  5. Happy Friday!
    The Book I’m sharing on my blog this week is A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn but I’m currently reading The Abolitionist’s Daughter by Kathleen Maher so I’ll share the first line of that here: “The wrong ideas could get a head–and a body–into a heap of trouble.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂

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