First Line Friday – 25 August 2017 – Will Not See (Chautona Havig)


Welcome First Liners! I hope you’ve had a good week. I’m in the middle of a fascinating read by Chautona Havig at the moment, the second in her Sight Unseen series. The first book in the series, None So Blind, tells the story of Daniella Weeks, a woman who wakes up one morning in bed with her husband but has no memory of who she is, or who HE is, for that matter. Can you imagine?! The doctors can’t work out why she suffered such staggering memory loss, and she had quite a journey to deal with that loss and work out the answer to ‘what now?’. A year later, another woman has found herself in the same position, and that is the story in Will Not See. However, whereas the first book in the series had more of a women’s fiction feel to it, this one definitely has more suspense! And I’m intrigued!

~ About the Book ~

When Vikki Jeffries wakes up in a Rockland hotel with no idea of who she is and why she can’t remember… well, anything, the Rockland medical community begins to take a closer look at what may have happened to cause a second case of inexplicable amnesia.

But for Vikki, this is more than a medical anomaly–it’s her life. What is she doing in Rockland, thousands of miles away from her home in Apache Junction, Arizona? Who is she? Why is no one looking for her? Or are they?

The secrets of a past she’s discovering she doesn’t want to know lay locked away in a memory that refuses to acknowledge their existence.

When Brandon Marana finds his neighbor struggling to open her front door, his quiet life becomes a race to protect Vikki and himself from people who are determined to find her.

He’s falling in love with her–but he shouldn’t. He’s a Christian. She’s not. But the more she depends on him to know who she is and learn why these things keep happening to her, the stronger those ties become.

Will Not See: Sometimes, the past needs to stay there.

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

A knock. A voice. Blissful silence. She rolled over in the cool sheets and attempted a one-eyed glance at the clock, but the eye refused to cooperate.

It’s the calm before the panic, people!

Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:

Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective  //  Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews  //  Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  Tima ~ Book Reviews by Tima
JaneReads ~ C Jane Read  //  Molly ~ Cafinated Reads  //  Nicole ~
Christian Fiction Girl Reviews
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Iola ~ Iola Goulton  //  Rebecca ~ It’s Story Time with Van Daniker  //  Trisha ~ Joy of Reading
Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes  //  CJ ~ Moments Dipped in Ink
Andi ~ Radiant Light  //  
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest
English Lady ~ Romances of the Cross  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise

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24 Responses to First Line Friday – 25 August 2017 – Will Not See (Chautona Havig)

  1. YAY! Thanks for sharing it. I did love Vikki’s story. Simon’s will be kind of a combo of first and second in tone. If it cooperates.

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  2. carylkane says:

    Sounds like a great series!

    Huge hands ripped at Cole Sanders’ shirt and yanked him away from Audrey Vaughn’s embrace. Tackling the Fields by Janet Ferguson

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Jen says:

    First line from Slave, by Laura Frances… “There’s a dripping sound echoing in this darkness.”
    I’m almost done with this book…and dystopian fans, fans of action, intense storytelling, and profoundly threaded truth… don’t miss this book. Seriously.

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  4. Becky says:

    This sounds like a great series that I seriously need to read! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    I’m featuring “A Name Unknown” by Roseanna M. White on the blog today, but the closest book I have to me right now is “The Writing Desk” by Rachel Hauck.

    “This should by night of triumph. To be queen of her world. An acclaimed, best-selling, award-winning author with the literati bowing at her feet.”

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  5. lelandandbecky says:

    Definitely want to read this book!
    Happy Friday! My first line is from Destitutio by Brett Armstrong, which I am excited to start reading:
    “The grisly, grey swirls churned up before Marcus, a thin mask to the merciless heat.”

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  6. Amanda Tero says:

    Ah, I saw this book, but was too busy to review read it at the time. Sounds interesting!

    This weekend I’m reading Kim Vogel Sawyer’s “Bringing Maggie Home.” I’m a little over halfway and it’s such a GREAT read! Here’s the first line:
    Mid-July 1943
    “Hazel set a porcelain cup and saucer on the overturned apple crate in front of her little sister. ‘Madam, would you like cream and sugar in your tea?'”

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  7. Paula says:

    Conner O’Shea braced his boots against the auction block and glared at the crowd gathered on the landing.
    From The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman

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  8. OOOH! I forgot to leave my first line OOPS!

    On August 28, 1948, at about twelve-thirty on a hot, windless day, some peasant women with firewood on their backs were descending a steep path above the Greek village of Lia, a cluster of gray stone houses on the mountainside just below the Albanian border. As the women came into view of the village below them, they encountered a grim procession.

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  9. Wow, sounds very interesting!
    My first line this week is from Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo
    “He took the pinch of cotton Sue offered and rubbed it between his short, pudgy fingers.”

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  10. bellesmoma16 says:

    Terrifying! Sounds like a series I need to check out!!!

    I’m currently in the middle of reading Rule of Law by Randy Singer. It’s not typically a genre (military/legal) I read, but it’s so engaging. Here’s the first line:

    “They descended like vultures from the C-17 transport plane, silhouettes against a quarter moon in a tar-black sky.”

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