The Children's Home, by Charles Lambert (Scribner, January 5, 2016). These are the first two sentences of Chapter One:
The children began to arrive soon after Engel came to the house. It was Engel who found the first one, an infant girl, in a basket, with a bundle of neatly folded, freshly washed clothes.
I do like those opening lines -- a little eerie, a little Dickensian. That opening passage is what attracted me to the book in the first place. I'm about a quarter of the way through and, though it's not exactly what I expected, I'm enjoying it so far. Well, maybe "enjoying" isn't quite the right word. But it's keeping me curious about what's going to happen next. Which, I suppose, is nearly the same thing.
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.