First Line Friday — Shadows at Dusk

13 Oct

Happy Friday! I love suspense, and Elizabeth Goddard is one of my favorite authors in that genre. She always delivers an action-packed and twisty plot that keeps me guessing. I was fortunate to receive an early copy of her newest novel, Shadows at Dusk, the second book in the Missing in Alaska series. Love that setting! It releases next Tuesday, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts next week. But for now . . .

Here’s the first line:

The old cargo plane vibrated as the pilot descended into the airdrop zone, the turbulence shuddering through Carrie James.

Montana Detective Trevor West is desperate to learn what happened to his sister, who went missing in Alaska over a year ago, leaving nothing but a few photographs as clues to her whereabouts. At the advice of Police Chief Autumn Long, Trevor enlists the help of an experienced bush pilot. If Carrie James can’t help him find the places in the photographs, no one can.

But Carrie has her own agenda. Grieving the death of her closest friend and the only person she could trust, Carrie will help Trevor find his sister on one condition–that he help her track down her friend’s killer.

As the two close in on the answers they crave, they’ll face dangers and connections they could not have imagined. They’ll have to learn to trust one another–and face the dark secrets of the past–if they are ever to discover the truth and bring a killer to justice.

Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than sixty novels, including Cold Light of Day and the Rocky Mountain Courage and Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold nearly 1.5 million copies. She is a Carol Award and Reader’s Choice Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award and HOLT Medallion finalist. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry. For more information about her books, visit her website at

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4 Responses to “First Line Friday — Shadows at Dusk”

  1. JK Joy (aka) Jody October 13, 2023 at 11:20 am #

    I like Elizabeth Goddard but I have not read this. Have a wonderful day, Beckie β˜•πŸ“šπŸπŸ‘»πŸ§‘

  2. Anne Bennett October 13, 2023 at 11:38 am #

    Glad you found a good mystery to curl up with this Fall.

  3. Elizabeth Goddard October 13, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

    Thank you for sharing about SHADOWS AT DUSK! Beth

  4. Cindy Davis October 13, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

    I am looking forward to reading this one!!

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