But Coben is the king of the one-liners:
- "Daisy wore a clingy black dress with a neckline so deep it could tutor philosophy." First line of the book! Great start.
- "She could feel the eyes of the male patrons crawling down her bare legs like earthworms." Still on the first page.
- "The mark peered into the class of whiskey in front of him as though he were a gypsy with a crystal ball." We're on the second page now. The image is easily available.
- "Money can't buy you happiness ... but if you handle it right, money buys you freedom and time, and those are a lot more tangible than happiness." (C 7) Not sure you can describe either freedom or time as tangible but you get the idea
- "The food is 'farm to table', though when you order eggs, I'm not sure what other route they'd go." (C 7)
- "This is one of the moments when words would be like an appendix - superfluous or harmful." (C 9)
- "I can't unring that bell." (C 14)
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