I've got two books again this week. Up first is Exposure by Brandilyn Collins. I read it all on Monday while traveling back from Dallas (and that link will take you to my full review). The first sentence is:
She'd forgotten to turn on the porch lights.
This is a good first sentece to me, although not a knock out. What makes it a knock out is what I already know, the main character in the book is paranoid. Coming home to a dark house terrifies her. So this sentence actually sets up a great first scene.
I am currently about 30 pages from the end of Rolling Thunder by Chris Grabenstein. I hope to finish it tonight before I got to a game night with friends. The first sentence here is:
The day starts like so many other with John Ceepak: We bust an eight-year-old girl for wearing high heels.
This is the sixth book about Ceepak, an honor bound ex-military officer now working with a young partner (and our narrator) at a Jersey shore resort town. Knowing Ceepak, I can't help but smile after just that sentence imagining the scene that will follow. And it didn't disappoint. In fact, the entire book has been a whole lot of fun.