First Line Friday — One Final Breath

20 Sep

Happy Friday! Today’s first line comes from a long-anticipated novel, One Final Breath, the last of the Dive Team Investigations series by Lynn H. Blackburn. I hope to dive into it this weekend (sorry, not sorry for the pun!). I have really enjoyed this series and highly recommend it.

What are you reading this weekend. Please share your first line then head over to Hoarding Books for more fun.


When investigator Gabriel Chavez had his cover blown by an aggressive reporter, the silver lining was being able to rejoin the dive team. The downside? Dive team captain Anissa Bell – a woman who both fascinates and frustrates him.

Anissa grew up as a missionary kid on the Micronesian island of Yap and always planned to return after college. But she remained stateside, determined to solve the case that haunts her–the murder of her best friend and the disappearance of a three-year-old child.

When Anissa’s fractured past collides with Gabe’s investigation into the tragic shooting death of a teenage boy in Lake Porter, they’ll have to put their complicated history with each other aside in order to uncover the identity of a killer. What they’ll discover is that revenge has no statute of limitations.

Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn closes out her nail-biting Dive Team Investigations series with a story that will have you wondering how long you can hold your breath.


Lynn H. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. Her Dive Team Investigations series includes Beneath the Surface and In Too Deep (a Fall 2018 Okra Pick and 2019 Selah finalist). The conclusion to the series, One Final Breath, releases in September 2019. She is also the author of Hidden Legacy and Covert Justice which won the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel.


15 Responses to “First Line Friday — One Final Breath”

  1. Colline September 20, 2019 at 6:14 am #

    It has been a while since I read an investigative story.
    My contribution this week:

    • rbclibrary September 21, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

      Thanks for sharing!

  2. MrsDMVH September 20, 2019 at 9:55 am #

    Interesting!!! Glad you’re enjoying the series! Happy Friday!

  3. Paula Shreckhise September 20, 2019 at 10:11 am #

    My first lines are from Undercover Twin by Heather Woodhaven

    Audrey Clark adjusted her crossbody bag as she stepped out, under the cover of stars. The atmosphere matched her mood, dark and uncomfortable

    I lived this series by Lynn Blackburn! A new favorite author!

    • rbclibrary September 21, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

      Have a great weekend!

  4. bellesmoma16 September 20, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from A Christmas Haven by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall. It’s a great Christmas novella that I am thoroughly enjoying. I’m currently on chapter 17, so I will share the first line from there.

    “The sun hung low on the horizon as Arlen released twenty-four cows from the milking parlor into the pasture.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

    • rbclibrary September 21, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

      That one is headed to the top of my TBR.

  5. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) September 20, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first lines from Where Dandelions Bloom by Tara Johnson: “Gabriel Avery hit the unforgiving pavement with a grunt.”

    • rbclibrary September 21, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

      This book sounds so good, and I love the cover.

  6. thebeccafiles September 20, 2019 at 8:50 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared from Something Needs to Change by David Platt. Right now I’m about to start The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey so I’ll share the first line from that here: “Fire ripped through Finn’s right shoulder, ricocheting down his arm.” Hope you have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary September 21, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

      The Killing Tide was so good.

  7. lelandandbecky September 20, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line(s) is from “I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore!” by Dianne Barker:

    “Weddings make me laugh. It’s that pledge to the spouse, “All my worldly good I thee endow.” If my husband had only known!”

    • rbclibrary September 21, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

      Love the title!

  8. Yvette - Bookworlder September 20, 2019 at 11:25 pm #

    I’m sharing from Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy on my blog today, so I’ll share the second line:

    “She smiled inside, but kept the emotion tucked away.”

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary September 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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