Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
"Grant lay on his high white cot and stared at the ceiling. Stared at it with loathing."
Inspector Grant is bedridden at a hospital with a badly broken leg, which is why he stares at the ceiling incessantly and angrily. His trapped position gives this a feeling similar to Rear Window although it doesn't play out the same way.