Today’s Top Ten theme is Opening Lines. Here are my favorite opening lines from books featuring diverse main characters or books written by diverse authors.
Conspiracy of Silence, Ronie Kendig
“Separate yourselves from this assembly, so I can put an end to them at once!”
Thief of Corinth, Tessa Afshar
You asked me once how a woman like me could become a thief.
Sheriff, Laura Scott
The low rumble of a car engine caused FBI Agent Julianne Martinez to freeze in her tracks.
Her Hidden Hope, Jill Lynn
Evan Hawke no longer considered a particular place home, but the city of Westbend, Colorado – where he’d spent his childhood – was fighting him on that idea like a boxer with a mean left hook.
Gone Missing, Camy Tang
The man had danger written all over him.
Shelter of the Most High, Connilyn Cossette
The pulse of the sea pressed me forward, urging my body deeper into its embrace.
Between Two Shores, Jocelyn Green
“I told you, I’m not staying.”
Missing Mercy, Stephania H. McGee
The dust motes swirled in the land of discarded treasures, rising from where they had collected for generations to find flight once more around what had once been a grand ballroom.
Burden of Proof, DiAnn Mills
Eerie feelings rarely something to ignore, and hostage negotiator Special Agent April Ramos feared her arrival at a critical scene might be too late.
How about you?
What first lines of books with diverse characters or by diverse authors rank among your favorites?
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Post by contributor Danielle Grandinetti.