I'm joining this weekly challenge for the first time (I spotted it on a blog I read).....http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/
Take a book you are reading (or re-reading in this case) - post the first paragraph - and then ask...would you keep reading?
If Claire had to look back and decide why she had the affair in the first place, she would point to the missing boy. This was in mid-June, during those first humid days when the air in Virginia hangs thick. School was coming to an end, and from her kitchen window Claire could see the bus stop at the corner and the neighborhood children, sweaty in skirts and blouses, khaki trousers and damp cotton shirts, pile out of it like a lazy litter of puppies. Their schoolbags dragged along the sidewalk; their catcher's mitts drooped. Jump ropes trailed behind a small group of girls, as if even they were too hot.
So... would you keep reading?!