First Line Friday — Emergency Case

30 Nov

Happy Friday! I am featuring one of my favorite author’s today — Richard Mabry, M.D. Dr. Mabry writes medical suspense fiction with heart! His newest novella, Emergency Case, released earlier this week and is currently FREE for Kindle Unlimited or just 99 cents on Kindle. Woo hoo! I can’t wait to dig into this book later this month. If you like fast-paced suspense, I recommend any of Dr. Mabry’s books.

How about you? Do you have a first line to share? Leave a comment, then head over to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines.


Dr. Kelly Irving knew her husband, attorney Jack Harbaugh, was acting strangely, but figured they’d get through it. When she backed out of her garage that morning, she thought her car hit a bump. Instead, its progress was stopped by the body of a man her husband recently represented. Not only that, the dead man had been shot by her husband’s gun. The police who investigated made it clear that Jack was a primary suspect.

Kelly couldn’t decide if Jack was a murderer or marked as the next victim. As things continued to escalate, they were forced to put their marital differences aside and concentrate on keeping Jack alive while discovering who was behind the whole thing.

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, now writing “medical suspense with heart”. He is the author of ten published novels, three novellas, and a non-fiction book. His novels have garnered critical acclaim and been finalists for ACFW’s Carol Award, both the Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year and Reviewer’s Choice Awards, the Inspirational Readers Choice, and the Selah Award. He is a proud member of the ACFW, the International Thriller Writers, the Christian Authors Network, the FHL chapter of the RWA, and Novelists Inc.

You can connect with Richard on the Internet at his blog page and Facebook fan page, as well as Twitter and Goodreads.

13 Responses to “First Line Friday — Emergency Case”

  1. Fiction Aficionado November 30, 2018 at 6:42 am #

    I have a copy of this on my Kindle already!

    I’m featuring the first line from Carolyn Miller’s latest release, The Making of Mrs Hale, over on my blog today, but at the moment I’m reading Jerusalem’s Queen by Angela Hunt:

    “They are all here, gathered like vultures around my bed, watching with long faces and occasionally bending near to listen for my breathing.”

    Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary November 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

      What a terrific line! That book looks so good.

  2. Anneliese Dalaba November 30, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring a Christmas novel by Kit Morgan called, The Christmas Mail Order Bride. Here, I will share the first line from a book I’m currently reading called How To Market Your Book by Joanna Penn. “Ask most authors about book marketing and they will roll their eyes.” Have a wonderful weekend!

    • rbclibrary November 30, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

      I’ve heard that. 😉

  3. bellesmoma16 November 30, 2018 at 11:20 am #

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Liberty Bride by Marylu Tyndall. I’m very excited to get into that book. Because I am just starting this novel, I will post the first two lines from chapter 2.

    “Captain’s orders. You and Mrs. Keate stay here until it’s safe.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend filled with fantastic reading time! 😃❤️📚

    • rbclibrary November 30, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

      I’m eager to read that one is well. It is calling from my shelf! 😉

      • bellesmoma16 November 30, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

        So far, it’s AWESOME!

  4. susandyer1962 November 30, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    Happy Friday!👏

    My first lines come from The Patient One by Shelley Shepard Gray…….

    “Thank you for coming. I’m so glad you could make it,” Mrs. Warner said as she clasped Katie Steury’s hand between her own. “Andy . . . well, Andy would have been pleased to see you here.”

    Have a very relaxing weekend and happy reading!😊

    • rbclibrary November 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks! You too!

  5. thebeccafiles November 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    On my blog this week I’m sharing Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson but I’m currently reading The House Girl by Tara Conklin so I’ll share the first line of my current chapter (there’s no chapter #s) here: “Do her eyes accuse you?” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

    • rbclibrary November 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

      Interesting line. Makes me want to read on.

  6. lelandandbecky December 1, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Looking Glass Lies” by Varina Denman:

    “I woke up in the middle of the night in our cavernous walk-in closet. Again.”

    • rbclibrary December 4, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

      That doesn’t sound good!

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