I am in the process of writing a sequel to my novel and am stuck on the opening. I have written two versions but have no idea which one to use.
The story opens with a woman getting shot in the back of the head as she was opening the door to her car. She had left a message on my protaganist's phone stating she was in trouble and needed help.
Here is where I can't decide. Should I start out describing the scene and murder of this woman, which is how I had planned to start it out, or the new way which does not seem so cliched.
The other way I envision this is with my protaganist returning the phone call and having a homicide detective at the crime scene answering the cellphone. With the murder already having occured.
I have almost half of the novel written and it has all the carnage, gunplay, fisticuffs and general mayhem that my first one had. By the way this one is called Blindside. All over but the Dyin' comes out the week after Thanksgiving.