First Line Friday — Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris

17 Nov

Thanks to the great bloggers at Hoarding Books for hosting First Line Friday! To join in on the fun, grab the closest book and turn to the first page. Share the first sentence in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books to find other participating bloggers.


I am excited about this week’s book, Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris. I have been impatiently waiting on this book, the last in the series. The first line is a preview of the twists and turns ahead.


During Garrett Addison’s first week on the job as a criminal investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, his team is called out to a murder scene of a young girl. She’s the third victim in a string of disappearances with one thing in common–a Polaroid photo of each victim left behind at the crime scene.

The FBI is pulled into the case to help, and Garrett finds himself working with Special Agent Jordan Lambert, the woman he once loved. When yet another girl dies — number six — Garrett blames himself and believes he doesn’t have what it takes to be an agent. What he’ll discover is that, while he may be done with the killer, the killer is not done with him — or Jordan.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris unveils an unforgettable story of a case that has haunted the public and law enforcement for more than a decade. Fans of the Nikki Boyd Files will thrill to finally discover what actually happened to Nikki’s sister, Sarah. New readers will become instant fans after devouring this chilling tale.

Bestselling author Lisa Harris is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and Vendetta, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 (Blood Covenant) and 2015 (Vendetta) from Romantic Times. She has over thirty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent almost fourteen years working as missionaries in Africa where she runs a small non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project promotes Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves . . . the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)

When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at

22 Responses to “First Line Friday — Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris”

  1. Tracy DeLoach November 17, 2017 at 4:52 am #

    I love suspense stories but I’be yet to read one of Lisa’s. It looks like it needs to be the next in line.

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 6:59 am #

      Start at the beginning!

  2. Caryl Kane November 17, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    I’ve been wanting to read this series!


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

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 8:54 am #

      I haven’t read a novel by Tracie Peterson in a while. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Alicia G. Ruggieri November 17, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    That’s a strong first line ~ It sounds like a book that will really pull you right into it.

    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.”

    Have a blessed weekend, Beckie! 🙂

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 9:08 am #

      I’ve heard so many good things about Where We Belong. Thanks for sharing!

  4. susandyer1962 November 17, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    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.

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

      Oh! That makes me sad!

  5. bellesmoma16 November 17, 2017 at 11:41 am #

    Happy Friday!

    Today, I am showcasing Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris on my blog for FLF too, so here I will post from the book I am currently reading, A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal. Currently, I am on chapter 9, so I’ll post the first line from that:

    “Fumbling with a keychain that grew lighter every day, I closed my apartment door for the very last time on the day before our Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt. A cold, ordinary Thursday to everyone else — extraordinary to me.”

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

      I’ve heard Beal’s book is excellent.

  6. lelandandbecky November 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    Happy Friday! And that’s another book on my list! 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.”

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

      Okay then! I love the phrase “explosive smack”!

  7. Beth Erin November 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    I need to get my hands on a Lisa Harris novel at some point! 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.

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

      haha! I need to read Leigh’s books. I love that time period. Thanks for sharing!

      • Beth Erin November 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

        Oh, you do! They are sooooo good! 🙂

      • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm #


  8. Phyllis - Among the Reads November 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    That sounds a little intense for me!

    This week I did an author interview with Joyce DiPastana, Medieval fiction writer. The first line from her short story The Girl by the River:

    Robert almost tripped over the scythe.

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

      That would hurt. 😉

  9. Suzie Waltner November 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    Lisa Harris writes such great suspense!

    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.

    • rbclibrary November 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

      Great first line! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Heather November 18, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    I’ve read one book by Lisa Harris that was really good. You will have to let all of us know what you think of this book. 🙂 Happy Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving!

    • rbclibrary November 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

      I’m hoping to get it started in week or two.

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