First line rundown pt. 2

More openers to recently published novels

“Tribal Police Investigator Ella Clah stood next to her department’s cruiser, a dusty, white SUV that had more miles on it than a Two Grey Hills sheepdog.”

-Black Thunder, Aimée & David Thurlo

“Dr. Alexander Hoffman sat by the fire in his study in Geneva, a half-smoked cigar lying cold in the ashtray beside him, and angle-poise lamp pulled low over his shoulder, turning the pages of a first edition of The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin.”

-The Fear Index, Robert Harris

“Reuben was a tall man, well over six feet, with curly brown hair and deep-set blue eyes.”

-The Wolf Gift, Anne Rice

“In the time when the animals were men, Coyote was living in a certain place.”

-Gods Without Men, Hari Kunzru

“A tree is brought down slowly, unlimbed, unbarked, laid bare but not barren.”

-Bring Me One of Everything, Leslie Hall Pinder