I disagree. Sometimes the first sentence can be only a few words.
The first paragraph is the one that I consider the 'hook' to grab the
listener and make him want to read more. I currently have eight books
listed with Amazon/Kindle, but here is the first paragraph of my latest
He adjusted the knob on the side of the scope just a smidge. The wind was very slight from left to right and he was making allowances for it. Justin Priest had always been good at shooting. His father and uncles let him tag-a-long on deer hunting trips when he was young and he began shooting when he was eight years old. Justin and his Springfield 30.06 bolt-action rifle had actually grown up together. It was a birthday present from his Dad when he turned ten years old. To say Priest was a good shot would be the understatement of the year. He had it all, good instincts, good fundamentals, excellent breathing technique, and the eyesight of an eagle.