First Line Friday — Burden of Proof

20 Nov

Happy Friday! I am not getting a lot of reading done this week — my family has been here and I have been busy baking, cooking, and following after my grandbaby! πŸ™‚ But when the dust settles, Burden of Proof by Davis Bunn will be the next book up. Are you finding time for good books? I’d love to read your first line.

For more first line fun, head over to Hoarding Books.Β 



Ethan paddled his kayak slowly across the inland waterway, heading into the dawn.Β 


Three weeks after his twenty-third birthday, Ethan missed the chance to save his brother’s life when he was murdered on the steps of the courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Ever since that fateful day, Ethan has sensed a deep disconnect between the man he should have been and the one he has become. His days play out a beat too slow, his mind replaying the scene of his failure again and again.

But when his brother’s widow appears, asking for his help in uncovering what was really behind his brother’s death, Ethan is stunned to hear that she and her late husband were involved in a much larger case than he knew–one that threatens the global power structure. As Ethan joins the search for answers, he will enter into his own past–and discover a means of redeeming his future.

Bestselling and award-winning author Davis Bunn invites you into a world of intrigue as a man held captive by his failure learns how to move forward with hope.

Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author who serves as writer-in-residence at Regent’s Park College, the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom.

Defined by readers and reviewers as a “wise teacher,” “gentleman adventurer,” “consummate writer,” and “Renaissance man,” his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.




5 Responses to “First Line Friday — Burden of Proof”

  1. Paula Shreckhise November 20, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

    My first line today comes from The Red Canary by Rachel Scott McDaniel:
    May 29, 1928. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    β€œ From that day on, death was in my song.” Vera’s voice quivered as she ended her nightly number.

  2. sassybookishmama November 20, 2020 at 8:15 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line of Watercolors by Lorna Seilstad.
    “Spring should be filled with the scents of apple blossoms and fresh rain, not of sweaty men, wet canvas, and diseased flesh.”

    Have a lovely weekend!!

  3. Beauty In The Binding Blog (@BeautyInTheBind) November 20, 2020 at 8:39 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from When Silence Sings by Sarah Loudin Thomas. “Colman walked along the last car of the coal train, tapping each wheel with his long-handled hammer, listening intently to the clang clang clang.”

  4. Nicole Santana November 20, 2020 at 10:23 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    Today I’m sharing the first line from Jen Turano’s latest novel, To Steal a Heart: But I’m currently starting A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Flotsam or jetsam? According to the heavy volume of Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary in my uncle’s study, flotsam is any goods floating on the sea where a ship has sunk or been cast away, while jetsam is anything purposely cast out of a ship when in danger, in hopes of saving it, or at least lightening the load.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! πŸ™‚β€πŸ“š

  5. Becky November 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm #

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Once Upon a Silent Night” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Alessia Talbot tipped her head back against the headrest of her seat, clutching her cell phone tightly in her hand.”

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