Friday, August 20, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: Every Bitter Thing




"It was Norma Palhares who first steered her new husband towards the offshore oil platforms."

-- Every Bitter Thing by Leighton Gage.

That is a catchy first sentence. I like it. It turns out not to have a lot to do with the plot, but it sets up a good opening sequence that tells the reader a great deal about the setting -- modern day Rio de Janeiro.

This is the fourth book in a mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Brazilian Federal Police.


NOTE

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday fun "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Post the opening sentence of the book(s) you started this week and see what other books people have going.

2 comments :

Marce said...

I agree its a good opener, the cover definitely caught my eye.

Rose City Reader said...

Marce -- Good opener. Creepy cover. It is definitely eye-catching, but creepy.

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