Here's the intro from After Her by Joyce Maynard.
The town where my sister and I grew up lay in the shadow of Mount Tamalpais, not far north of San Francisco. The aging housing development where we lived, on Morning Glory Court, sat just off an exit of Highway 101, eight miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Buses ran from where we lived to San Francisco -- the bridge marking the entrance to that other world, though we also knew people came there to jump. But for us, the city might as well have been the moon.Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser.
The intro to the prologue was actually more interesting to me so I'll us it as the teaser:
A little over thirty years ago, on a June day just before sunset -- alone on a mountain in Marin County, California -- a man came toward me with a length of piano wire stretched between his hands, and the intention of ending my days. I was fourteen years old,, and many others had already died at this hands.