First Line Fridays: “Conspiracy in Death” by J.D. Robb

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First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.

Hey there! Look at that, it’s Friday already! Yay for all of us!

I’ve been feeling a bit saturated right now, reading multiple books at the same time can do that to you. I usually can keep up with no issue whatsoever, but I think it’s because I’m not really feeling one of the books I’m reading??? I’m powering though it, same thing I did with a book I recently finished (which hid all the gems in its last part so it was worth it), but I just got tired and decided to put it down for now and give it another go later.

Anyway, I needed something to lift up my mood, and what do I do? Yeah, pick up another book, and today, let me just share the first couple of lines of it with you guys.




In my hands is power. The power to heal or to destroy. To grant life ot to cause death. I revere this gift, have honed it over time to an art as magnificent and awesome as any painting in the Louvre.

I am art, I am science. In all the ways that matter, I am God.





A friend of mine introduced the In Death series to me sometime in the last months of 2016. I was on a reading rut and none of the books I tried to read managed to bring me out of my funk, so she recommended this series knowing that I love police procedurals and romance. I never looked back.

Conspiracy in Death is one of my favorite installment in J.D. Robb’s long-running In Death series. Eve has always been a strong character, but she was really put through the wringer in this one and I just loved how Roarke and the rest of their friends closed ranks around her.

I really recommend this series to everyone, so I hope you enjoyed the line from one of its books.



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18 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “Conspiracy in Death” by J.D. Robb

  1. Becky says:

    I’m going to need to check out this series. Looks like something I may enjoy. 😀

    I’m sharing about “By the Waters of Babylon” by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but I’m currently reading “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett so my first line will come from there.

    Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted -with bold, broad strokes. Anything to distract from the truth.

    Happy Friday and hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with reading excellent books! 😀

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    • Rachel says:

      That’s a strong first line. Thank you for sharing. And I totally recommend this book if you love police procedural and romance. It’s quite a long series, 45 books in total (so far). Nora Roberts isn’t done with it yet, which is good as I can never have enough of Eve and Roarke. 😀


  2. carylkane says:

    Happy Friday, Rachel! My first line comes from I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable

    OCTOBER 2001

    “Maybe she’ll surprise us,” Eric said.

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  3. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Other People’s Children by Ellen Fannon (which I have laughed so hard through the little bit I started reading): Prologue:

    “Why are children so childish?” Robin groused to herself as she sat valiantly attempting to put two coherent thoughts together for her newspaper column that was due tomorrow.

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  4. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday Rachel!😎

    My first lines come from Carolina Mercy by Regina Rudd Merrick…..

    Lucy Dixon wanted it to be a bad dream, but it wasn’t. Auto pilot. It was the only way she was getting through this. Daddy was dead.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚💖

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  5. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring a Regency romance by Sally Britton, “The Gentleman Physician.” I’m still reading it so I will share the first line in Chapter 20 here. “Are you going to resume glaring at Miss Devon when she returns?” Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  6. jennifertarheelreader says:

    Happy Friday, Rachel! I’m sharing first lines from Vox over on my blog, but I am also reading Where the Crawdads Sing (LOVING THIS), and here are a couple lines,

    “Marsh is not swamp. Marsh is a space of light, where grass grows in water, and water flows into the sky. Slow-moving creeks wander, carrying the orb of the sun with them to the sea, and long-legged birds lift with unexpected grace—as though not built to fly—against the roar of a thousand snow geese.”

    Happy weekend to you!

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    • Rachel says:

      Yes, sometimes all the best parts are in the last half of the book. I always give any book I read up to 100-200 pages to see if it’s really something I want to finish.


  7. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    Yay! You sound like me – I keep “accidentally” having five books going.

    I’m sharing from the third Lady Alkmene Callender Cosy Mystery on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the fourth, Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy:

    “Can’t this thing go any faster?” Denise Hargrove snapped at the driver. During the drive she’d consulted her watch over and over again, exuding a nervous energy Lady Alkmene Callender found hard to place.

    Happy Friday!


  8. j9reads says:

    My first lines come from Vanessa Vale’s Montana Wild which releases later this month.

    “Summer Vacation. No two words held more allure for kids; what they dreamed about all year long. To me, they were equally potent, equally daydream-worthy in the dead of winter when those long summer days are months and months away.”

    I think anyone who ever lived somewhere cold has felt like this!

    I’m featuring lines from The Starfish Talisman, a young adult ghost story on my blog. I hope you can top by!


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