First Line Friday — Legacy of Lies

11 Mar

Happy Friday! This weekend I am attending my nephew’s wedding. Along with getting together with family, I will have some time to read because, road trip. 😉 I am taking along the unputdownable Legacy of Lies by Christy Barritt. It really is a page turner that grabbed me from the beginning. Alas, life causes me to do other things besides reading. But with a few hours on the road, I hope to knock this mystery/thriller out. And just a hint, the first line is not about food. Yikes!

Now the first line:

Insatiable hunger growled inside me, and all I could think about was eating.

The justice system failed her family—and so did her hometown.

Madison Colson knows deep down that her father—a convicted serial killer—is innocent. But believing it and proving it are two entirely different things. Unable to help her father, Madison has spent most of her adult life overcompensating by helping others. When her aunt dies unexpectantly, duty calls her back to Fog Lake, Tennessee, a beautiful but painful place she’d rather forget.

Terrifying events begin to unfold once she arrives, unleashing her worst nightmares. The Good Samaritan Killer—or a copycat—is back, and now Madison Colson is his target.

FBI Special Agent Shane Townsend is determined to stop the deadly rampage that has sent the tightknit community into a frenzy. But he needs to earn Madison’s trust first. The task feels impossible, especially considering his father is the one who put her dad in prison.

With the whole town on edge and pointing fingers, tension escalates out of control. Madison and Shane must sort the facts from the lies—and fight for a legacy of truth—before The Good Samaritan Killer has the final say

4 Responses to “First Line Friday — Legacy of Lies”

  1. Lyn Perry March 11, 2022 at 9:28 am #

    This looks good! The first line will at least get me reading to find out what’s up with the MC. I like the premise you described. Happy reading. My first line Friday post is up as well.

  2. Cindy Davis March 11, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    You certainly have me curious! Enjoy the wedding 🙂 My first line is here:

  3. Paula Shreckhise March 13, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    I need to catch up on ChristyBarritt!

    My first line is from a Love Inspired by Susie Dietze releasing in April: A Need To Protect.
    “There’s a man in the yard.”

  4. Danielle Grandinetti March 13, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    Sounds intense! My first line is from The Veteran’s Vow by Jill Lynn.

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