As writers we are always told how all important those opening lines are. Book buyers read them after being drawn in by the blurb. So as the writer you don't want to lose the reader (miss a book sale even) if your opening lines didn't draw the reader in.
The evening air was cold on her cheeks when she left 4 St Ervan's Road and closed the front door. Along the pavement all she could hear was the echo of her heels. The curtains were shut in each of the terraced houses and the doors locked. The lampposts emitted a faint amber light and with every one she passed her head turned as she scanned the view over her shoulder. There wasn't a soul around, no-one coming towards her, nothing to confirm her fears. She was on her own.
Approaching the bridge at the end of the road, she pulled her thick coat that bit tighter at the collar and mounted the wooden steps. Like an explosion, a Metropolitan Line train thundered along the tracks below, and a chilled breeze circled her stockinged legs as she descended the steps on the other side. Just over the bridge was The Pelican Public House. From its frosted windows, lights filtered through onto the pavement in front.
Let me have your opinion. Would you want to read more? Do you think I can hook my readers in?