First Line Fridays: Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

First Line Fridays

You guys, I’m reading Christmas books already! Can you believe it? For those of you who are staunch day after Thanksgiving celebrators, no worries. I won’t start sharing those first lines for another month or so :). Today I’m going with a romantic suspense from one of my favorite authors in this genre.


Blind Spot Dani Pettrey

First Line


Luke crouched behind an orange shipping container, dreading to think what it held.


More about the Book

FBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life–but isn’t sure exactly what he’s chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that “the wrath is coming,” Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She’s sought justice for refugees and the hurting around the world, and if there’s anyone who can help him, it’s Tanner. 

Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. But that tension also includes a spark she can’t deny, and she’s pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything can develop between them, they discover evidence of a terror cell–and soon are in a race against the clock to stop the coming “wrath” that could cost thousands their lives


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

16 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

  1. Now I’m dreading to think, too!

    I’m featuring the first line from The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller on my blog this week, but right now I’m almost finished a gripping read by Candace Calvert–Disaster Status–so I’m going to give you the first line of that:

    “Fire captain Scott McKenna bolted through the doors of Pacific Mercy ER, his boots thudding and heart pounding as the unconscious child began to stiffen and jerk in his arms.”

    Gotta get back to it! Have a great weekend

  2. That is on my must-read list!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Love Unawares, a historical fiction book by Michelynn Christy:

    Prairie, Texas 1895
    “Well, Jed. Are you ready to meet your new wife tomorrow?”

  3. Hi Suzie, happy Friday! I need to read that series!!!

    Here’s the first line from my next read:
    “Fowltown Village, Georgia
    Big Chestnut Moon (October) 1817
    Captain Marcus Buck dropped to one knee beside an Indian’s crumpled form and swept a hand down her face, lowering her lids over sightless eyes.”
    Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More by April W. Gardner

  4. I want to read this! Thanks for sharing!

    I’m sharing about Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but here I’m going to share the first line from The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon.

    Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.

    Chapter 1
    This was not how I’d thought I would die.

    Happy Friday!

  5. This series is on my MUST read list! HAPPY FRIDAY!

    Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert. Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

  6. Happy Friday!

    I am showcasing Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz this week, so I will post the first line from the book I plan to read after I finish Embracing Hope.

    “This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. Dozens of little awestruck faces crowded the large studio as I took position to practice my Sugar Plum Fairy solo.”

    So, a little more than one line, but I really like the image this creates of cute little ballerinas excited to see a performance. This comes from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal.

  7. Oh yeah, I’ve been reading Christmas books! 😉 (mainly because they have to be reviewed this month or next 😉 )

    My first line (for commenting: I have a different one on my blog) comes from “Suit and Suitability,” a vintage Jane Austen retelling by Kelsey Bryant.

    The voice of the jury foreman was deep and emotionless, so uncannily like her father’s that Ellen Dashiell could almost believe Dad was convicting himself.

    • This sounds like one I need to look into! My favorite Jane Austen retelling this year was a YA version of Mansfield Park called Seeking Mansfield by Jane Watson.

  8. I love Christmas books! You really have to start reading them early, or you won’t get through very many. I would love to hear some recommendations. Happy Friday!

    • I am just starting to get into the several Christmas books I have to read this year but will pass on any I come across!

  9. Happy Friday! You’re the second person I’ve come across who share that book. Must be a good one. 🙂 I’m featuring A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano on my blog, but here I will share the first line from a novel I recently published called Reluctant To Wed. “Sitting in her grandfather’s traveling coach, Emma suddenly felt the impact of her decision.”

  10. This was such a good book and left me wanting the next one now!
    I am currently reading, Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano
    “Pressing her nose against the glass of the carriage window, Miss Permilia Griswold felt her stomach begin to churn as she took note of the throngs of people lining Fifth Avenue.”

    • I wanted the next one right away too! I just finished Jen Turano’s Out of the Ordinary last night! Permilia makes a few appearances :).

  11. On my page I shared the first line from Heather Day Gilbert’s “God’s Daughter” a fantastic story rich in viking history. I would highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction.

    I’ll share here an old favorite of mine “Heidi”
    From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a footpath winds through green and shady meadows to the food of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.

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