Some more interest-grabbing first lines from “Lucky Day” books:
“The dying actress arrived in his village the only way one could come directly—in a boat that motored into the cove, lurched past the rock jetty, and bumped against the end of the pier.” Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter.
“Today I shocked the lawyers, and it surprised me, the effect I could have on them.” The Lifeboat, by Charlotte Rogan.
“If it hadn’t been for the child then none of this might have happened, but the fact that a child was involved made everything that much harder to forgive.” The Forgotten Waltz, by Anne Enright.
“Citizens, gather ‘round your loudspeakers, for we bring important updates! In your kitchens, in your offices, on your factory floors—wherever your loudspeaker is located, turn up the volume! The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson.
“Though I had often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.” The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain.
“With frustration and some regret, she studied murder.” Celebrity in Death, by J.D. Robb.
“In retrospect, a single day often comes to demarcate the transition between eras,” Coming Apart: the State of White America, 1960-2010, by Charles Murray.