Anatomy of an opening: A telling scene, background & stakes, add a dash of suspense
This is a test case in genius storytelling. I cried. Big sloppy tears. And not because I was hit over the head with a bunch of tragedy. I cried without warning. I was gripped, and I was reading along, and then I was crying. Fuck. How did she do it? The Reckoning is a story about a woman, Claire W