First Line Friday — Among The Innocent

3 Jun

Happy Friday! Mary Alford is a new-to-me author, but Among The Innocent will not be the last book I will read by her. This supense novel immediately sucked me in! I received an early copy 😉 , but you can get your hands on it on June 7. Here’s the link to pre-order.

Here’s the first line:

He drove by the house again.

When Leah Miller’s entire Amish family was murdered ten years ago, the person believed responsible took his own life. Since then, Leah left the Amish and joined the police force. Now, after another Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, it becomes clear that the wrong man may have been blamed for her family’s deaths.

As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can’t help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unexpected connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah–and Dalton–when the full truth comes to light?

USA Today bestselling author Mary Alford keeps you guessing as two determined souls plumb the dark depths of the past in order to forge a brighter future–together.

Mary Alford is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty novels. Her books have been finalists in the Selah Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and the HOLT Medallion Contest. As a writer, Mary is an avid reader. She loves to cook and can’t face the day with-out coffee. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two very spoiled cats and one adorable rescue dog. Mary is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook and Twitter or any social platforms listed at

8 Responses to “First Line Friday — Among The Innocent”

  1. Cindy Davis June 3, 2022 at 8:56 am #

    I am looking forward to reading this one this month too!

    • rbclibrary June 3, 2022 at 9:07 am #

      Hope you love it too!

    • maryjalford June 3, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      Thank you, Cindy! I hope you enjoy it.

  2. maryjalford June 3, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring Among the Innocent on your blog! Have a wonderful weekend.

    • rbclibrary June 3, 2022 at 10:25 am #

      You are welcome!

  3. Paula Shreckhise June 3, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

    My first lines today are from Midnight’s Budding Morrow by Carolyn Miller
    Yorkshire 1811
    “Oh, Sarah, please. please? What would it take for you to reconsider?”

  4. Nicole Santana June 3, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Turn to Me by Becky Wade. It’s outstanding!
    “Immediately after Finley woke from her coma, Luke had promised her that she’d be ok. It was proving harder to convince himself of that.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Danielle Grandinetti June 5, 2022 at 11:06 am #

    I keep seeing this one around. I posted about the first line from In Honor’s Defense by Karen Witemeyer.

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

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