Hi everyone! I have been doing a lot of writing since I as in high school and now that I am a stay at home mom, I have decided to try to turn my free writings into a book. I would love any advice you guys could offer me as well as your opinion on how I’ve decided to start my novel. The book I am currently working on is a murder mystery. I have been struggling with having a good gripping opening so I decided to start off with a small paragraph before chapter one that has the victim’s wife finding the body and the police being called. Then chapter one will introduce my detective and start the investigation. What do you guys think of starting my book this way?