First line of a book is the most important moment of a novel

“It was ten years after the violence in which he died. And his time on this earth was over. The lease he held on this last tiny cubicle of refuge had expired. Now the process would be completed. He would return to the ashes and the dust of the earth from which he had come."
THE ADVENTURERS by Harold Robbins

This sentence embraces a reader. It sears into the mind and makes you think, it stirs the wonder that we all have that stories provoke. It taps into an author's most powerful quality: CURIOSITY.