First Line Friday — Cold Light of Day

3 Feb

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share Elizabeth Goddard‘s latest romantic suspense, Cold Light of Day, book 1 of Missing in Alaska series. This novel doesn’t release until next week, but you can pre-order now. You know you want to! 😉

Here’s the first line:

I never should have come.

Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job in the quiet Alaska town of Shadow Gap when an unexpected string of criminal activity leaves her with a wounded officer, unexplained murders, and even an attack on her own father. Despite her mistrust of outsiders, she turns to Grier Brenner, a newcomer who seems to have the skills and training Autumn needs to face this threat to her community.

Grier is in Alaska for the same reason so many others are–to disappear–when Chief Long enlists his help. He emerges from the shadows and proves his mettle, but his presence in her life could be a deadly trap for them both. If his secret is exposed, all will be lost. And he’s not sure even Autumn could save him.

As the stakes rise and the dangers increase, Autumn and Grier must rely on each other to extinguish the deadly threats

9 Responses to “First Line Friday — Cold Light of Day”

  1. Cindy Davis February 3, 2023 at 7:17 am #

    I am anxiously awaiting my copy to arrive! Can’t wait to read this one!!

  2. Majanka February 3, 2023 at 9:10 am #

    I’ve seen this one around, and I like the first sentence – a good opening line.

    My First Line Friday post.

  3. Jody @ I'm Into Books February 3, 2023 at 10:48 am #

    FLF~ Mine comes from the book: The Wife List ~ A cry awakes me.

  4. bethrachg February 3, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the first line of COLD LIGHT OF DAY!

    • rbclibrary February 3, 2023 at 1:44 pm #


  5. Paula Shreckhise February 4, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

    Will be reading Cold Light of Day shortly.
    My first line comes from In Spotlight and Shadows from Rachel Scott Mc Daniel:
    Chapter 1 Elise January, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    History didn’t haphazardly repeat itself in the chapters of Elise Malvern’s life.

  6. Nicole Santana February 4, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

    I’m currently reading Miss Newbury’s List by Megan Walker. It’s a super sweet story!
    “My pulse pounded in my ears. Me? Learn to fight? My fists were as delicate as porcelain. This had to be a joke.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

  7. Danielle Grandinetti February 5, 2023 at 11:16 am #

    I just finished this one. So good! I hope you’re enjoying it, too! Today I’m reading Forged in Love by Mary Connealy. The first line is: “August 1870, Pine Valley, Wyoming, Near the Wind River Mountains ~ A bullet slammed into the side of the stagecoach carrying Mariah Stover, her pa, and her older brother.” I hope you have a wonderful week!

  8. Jen@GracetoGrow February 6, 2023 at 7:41 pm #

    I just read this one! Can’t wait for the rest of the series 😊 Have a great week!

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