Just started this one -- Love Story, with Murders, by Harry Bingham. It's a Library Thing Early Reviewer book from a few months back, so I need to read it quickly and get a review posted. These are the opening lines:
Cardiff Prison. September 2010.Initial Thoughts: Well, it's not exactly a riveting start. But I've been looking for books with a Welsh connection, and this one is set in Cardiff. It's a little grittier than the whodunnits I generally read -- begins with a severed leg found in someone's freezer. One of those books you don't want to be reading near mealtimes. But so far, I'm enjoying it.
Penry opens his hands in what's meant to be a spreading gesture, only they never get more than about eight inches apart. It's as though the ghosts of his handcuffs are still there.
Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. As she says, the idea is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you're currently reading, along with any first impressions or thoughts you have about the book, the author, etc. It's a wonderful way of adding new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.