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First Line Friday #61: Framed For Murder

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Happy Friday, reader friends!!! Can you believe this is the last FLF for August??!!!

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After you say hi and drop off your first line in the comments, hop around to the other First Line Friday ladies for more great book recommendations!

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Framed for Murder by Mary Alford

Framed for Murder by Mary Alford
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You’re being set up… The moment Agent Liz Ramirez switched on the burner phone and read the text message, her stomach turned to ice.


*shudder* I’ve actually found myself enjoying a lot of suspenseful reads lately! It doesn’t hurt when they have a little romance, too, of course! 😉


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So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

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14 thoughts on “First Line Friday #61: Framed For Murder”

  1. Pretty sure that would turn MY stomach to ice, too!

    I’ve got the first line from “Will Not See” by Chautona Havig over on my blog today. Since it’s the second book in the ‘Sight Unseen’ series, I thought I would share the first line (or two) from the first book in the series, “None So Blind”, here:

    “Her arm stretched out from beneath the covers. Later, she would admit that in that moment her world changed irrevocably.”

    Have a great weekend!


  2. Huge hands ripped at Cole Sanders’ shirt and yanked him away from Audrey Vaughn’s embrace. Tackling the Fields by Janet Ferguson

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. I’m actually reading Framed For Murder as well so I won’t share that first line – it sure is a wild ride to read Mary Alford’s books.

    I’ll share this first line because I’m getting ready to review this book:

    Mia Robinson couldn’t take her eyes off the man in a cowboy hat working a claw-machine game, the kind where a child – or a boyfriend or father – put in a dollar and tried to grab a toy in thirty seconds or less.
    Victoria Bylin – The Two of Us


  4. Ooh that would make someone’s stomach turn to ice. Looks like a fantastic suspense novel that I need to read.

    I’m featuring “A Name Unknown” by Roseanna M. White on the blog today, but the closest book I have to me right now is “The Writing Desk” by Rachel Hauck.

    “This should by night of triumph. To be queen of her world. An acclaimed, best-selling, award-winning author with the literati bowing at her feet.”

    Happy weekend!


  5. Intriguing!
    Happy Friday! My first line is from Destitutio by Brett Armstrong, which I am excited to start reading:
    “The grisly, grey swirls churned up before Marcus, a thin mask to the merciless heat.”


  6. Good morning Beth! Chilling thought that, being set up!

    My first line (I am including the first two lines) for this beautiful Friday morning is a Biblical fiction from the book Luke, Slave & Physician by Katheryn Maddox Haddad.

    “Und so, my broders, dhis must stop. Ve can no longer allow da unyust Romans un our lands.”

    blessings, Tina


  7. ohh… that first line! *shivers* Happy Friday, Beth! Here’s what I’ve got… First line from Slave, by Laura Frances… “There’s a dripping sound echoing in this darkness.”
    I’m almost done with this book… so. good.


  8. That does sound exciting!!

    This weekend I’m reading Kim Vogel Sawyer’s “Bringing Maggie Home” (it’s almost like a cold case mystery!). I’m a little over halfway and it’s such a GREAT read! Here’s the first line:
    Mid-July 1943
    “Hazel set a porcelain cup and saucer on the overturned apple crate in front of her little sister. ‘Madam, would you like cream and sugar in your tea?'”


  9. My first line is from Pam Hillman’s The Promise of Breeze Hill:

    “Connor O’Shea braced his boots against the auction block and glared at the crowd gathered on the landing.”

    I brought the book to work, thinking I’d read a little at lunch, but Connor’s about to get all heroic and I’m afraid I won’t want to put it down 😀


  10. Conner O’Shea braced his boots against the auction block and glared at the crowd gathered on the landing.
    From The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman


  11. Yeah, reading that line would stop me in my tracks!
    My first line this week is from Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo
    “He took the pinch of cotton Sue offered and rubbed it between his short, pudgy fingers.”


  12. I’m currently in the middle of reading Rule of Law by Randy Singer. It’s not typically a genre (military/legal) I read, but it’s so engaging. Here’s the first line:

    “They descended like vultures from the C-17 transport plane, silhouettes against a quarter moon in a tar-black sky.”


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