Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.
The Lonely Witness; William Boyle
Pegasus Books - 2018
"When Mrs. Epifanio opens the door, Amy can tell right away that something's wrong. Monsignor Ricciardo had told her a few months ago, when she started doing this, that Mrs. Epifanio was prone to fits of dementia, that some days she'd probably seem very confused about where she was and what year it was and who was dead or alive. But Amy's only seen that side of Mrs. Epifanio once or twice. She's usually cheery and bright-eyed in the morning, so lively for a ninety-year-old, standing with her shoulders hunched, her bobby-pinned, rose colored hair wild, her taped on-the-bridge-of-the-nose glasses hanging restlessly around her neck."
What do you think about this first paragraph? (I just started this one and, am really enjoying the writing so far.)