First Line Friday — Night Fall

23 Apr

Happy Friday! One week since my daughter’s wedding and I am still recovering. LOL! I’m at her house readying it for the newlyweds’ return. So what am I doing in between sorting and cleaning and straightening? I am trying to squeeze some reading in. I am so behind!

Waiting on me when I got back home last Sunday, was a fun book surprise. Night Fall by Nancy Mehl is my book club’s May selection, and I was thrilled to find it in the mail stack. I can’t wait to read it.

Here’s the first line —

His mother sat in the chair next to his bed, reading from The Book.

Now that Alexandra “Alex” Donovan is finally free of her troubled upbringing, she’s able to live out her childhood dream of working for the FBI. But soon after she becomes a member of the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, authorities in Kansas and Missouri contact them about bodies found on freight trains traveling across the country — all killed in the same way.

Alex never expected to be forced to confront her past in this new job, but she immediately recognizes the graffiti messages the killer is leaving on the train cars. When the BAU sends her to gather information about the messages from her aunt in Wichita, Kansas, Alex is haunted by the struggles she thought she’d left behind forever.

In a race against time to solve the case while battling her own weaknesses, Alex must face how far she’ll go–and what she’s willing to risk — to put a stop to the Train Killer.

Nancy Mehl lives in Missouri, with her husband Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. She’s authored thirty books and is currently at work on a new FBI suspense series for Bethany House Publishing.

All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”

You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at: She also is active on the Suspense Sisters: and on FaceBook!

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11 Responses to “First Line Friday — Night Fall”

  1. Nicole Santana April 23, 2021 at 11:25 am #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m sharing the first line from My Dear Miss Dupre by Grace Hitchcock: I’m currently on chapter 6 so I’ll share a line from there.
    “He tucked a curl behind her ear and stepped off the curb to cross the street.”
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 😀❤📚

  2. Paula Shreckhise April 23, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

    My first line is from Kristi Hunter’s newest: Winning the Gentleman:
    After twenty-two years, Aaron Whitworth should have been aware of his closest friend’s idiocy.

  3. Danielle Grandinetti April 23, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

    Nancy Mehl is such a good writer!

    My first line is from Where Grace Appears by Heidi Chiavaroli –
    Happy Friday!

  4. WordsAndPeace April 23, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

    This sounds like a good one, thanks for sharing. My post is here:

  5. Becky April 23, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Hattie: A Heart that Listens and Eyes the Speak” by Jean L. Kuhnke:

    “Hattie was a mess with mud up to her elbows.”

  6. Beauty in the Binding Blog April 23, 2021 at 8:18 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from The Audacious Miss Eliza by Laura Rollins. “His horse was tense, and it set Mr. Seth Mulgrave’s teeth on edge.”

    • rbclibrary April 24, 2021 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

  7. Kelly-Ann Deffenbaugh April 23, 2021 at 8:50 pm #

    Happy Friday!!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the First Line from Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard

    “Chance Carter should have known this last delivery wouldn’t go down without a hitch.”

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • rbclibrary April 24, 2021 at 10:40 am #

      I really liked that book!

  8. Jen@GracetoGrow April 25, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

    Over on my blog I shared the first line from Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter. I just finished Aftermath by Terri Blackstock, so I’ll share the first line here: “ Taylor Reid’s phone flashed as she snapped the selfie with her two friends, their heads touching and their backs to the stage.”

    • rbclibrary April 26, 2021 at 6:10 pm #

      Can’t wait to read both of those!

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