First Line Fridays # 17: “Murder at the Flamingo”

It’s time for a new edition of First Line Fridays hosted by the Hoarding Books blog!

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Since author Rachel McMillan announced a 1930s murder-mystery-romance series connected to her previous A-MAZING “Herringford & Watts” family I have been anticipating the glamour of Boston and the down-to-earth characters Rachel is known for. Murder at the Flamingo releases July 10th (yayyy!), and I have no doubt many readers will be enjoying this adventure soon. It’s wonderful so far– I’m reading it now!

Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan

First Lines:

Heartbeat, Hamish. Assess your surroundings. Acknowledge the trigger point. Assure a corner for quick retreat before the symptoms draw attention.

When he could finally blink his surroundings into focus, all he saw were dozens of perplexed eyes studying him concernedly.

Your turn! Find the book closest to you and share your first line in the comments! Then, head over to Hoarding Books for the linky and visit other FLF posts!

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28 thoughts on “First Line Fridays # 17: “Murder at the Flamingo”

  1. Love this cover!

    The email from Jay’s wife clearly demonstrated that miracle happens. – Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

    Happy Friday and happy reading.

  2. I wonder where and what the character is when he had this thoughts. Great line!
    I featured the first line of Suzanne Rindell’s new book, Eagle and Crane on my blog but let me share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Ghosted by Rosie Walsh.
    “Dear You,
    It’s exactly nineteen years since that luminous morning when we smiled and said good-bye. That we would see each other again was never in doubt, was it? It was a question of when, not if. In fact, it wasn’t even a question. The future might have seemed as insubstantial as the curled edge of a dream, but it unequivocally contained us both. Together.”
    Hope you liked it. Enjoy the weekend! 😀

    • Well, let me just say that the character is named Hamish and he’s a lawyer. 🙂

      That’s an intriguing first paragraph! Happy weekend!

  3. So looking forward to this one!

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond’ by Jaime Jo Wright over on my blog, but right now I’m going to share the first line from the book I just started, A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn:

    ‘Land sakes it was hot.’

    • I’m enjoying it, Katie!

      And ooh, I can understand HOT. It’s unseasonably hot at my house! Happy weekend!

  4. I’m greatly anticipating Rachel’s book!

    My first line is from No Place to Hide by Lisa Harris:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Ellie Webb made her way down the steep incline of the favela, where hundreds of homes sat packed together in a sprawling maze of steep streets and unpaved narrow alleys.

    This one is a page turner!

    • Ooh, I love experiencing different stories and cultures through story! I’m not sure I’ve read anything set in Brazil. Happy weekend!

  5. This is a book I might pick up for the cover alone – haha! 🙂
    On my blog, I’m featuring Only the River Runs Free, but I’ll share the first line of another book on my TBR list here, Elizabeth Musser’s Searching for Eternity: “I am watching the evening news, alone in my house, hungry and tired from the day’s work, eating a piece of leftover pizza and wishing it were blanquette de veau. The story comes near the end of the NBC program.”
    Have a blessed weekend!

  6. Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Rachel Fordham’s debut book “The Hope of Azure Springs.” I hope you get the chance to check it out! Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter Five.
    “Em stood on the front porch, quietly looking heavenward. The sun had yet to rise.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Happy Friday!😊

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter….

    Tears streamed down Sara Murray’s face as she sat on the living-room floor, going through another box of her mother’s things. Mama had passed away two weeks ago after a short three-month battle with colon cancer.

    Have a great weekend, happy reading, and stay cool!😊💖

  8. I still have this on my TBR. It looks so good!

    I’m sharing about “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I’m currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called “Choice of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry, I’ll share my first line from there.

    “He walked alone down the sidewalk.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

    • RACHEL! It’s my pleasure to feature them! I am SO enjoying getting to know them. *hugs*

  9. Looks so good, and I also love the cover!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    “At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews’s back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey.”

    • I adore the cover, too! And the colors.

      I like the name Cady! That sounds like a suspenseful setup.Happy weekend!

    • Rachel is awesome!

      I keep hearing good things about Rachel Dylan — I must add her books to my TBR! Happy reading!

  10. This is a fabulous cover – it’s got the Art Deco vibe exactly right.

    I’m sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I’m reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It’s ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more … Anyway, here’s the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

  11. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey but here I’ll share the book I’m currently reading The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham: “‘She dead?’ Em heard a man’s voice from somewhere above her.” Hope you have a great weekend!

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