Normally, I would use the most interesting page of the book, and put it in the place of a prologue. You could also have a very interesting prologue. Right now, I don't have any examples, sorry.
I once read a book that started with a watchman patrolling the docks. As he walked he thought about his family, his approaching retirement, his hopes and plans for the future. By page 3 he had been murdered and by then I was already identifying with him and feeling bad on his behalf.
That's how it's done. Get your readers involved emotionally with your characters.
Or you can take another tack: Cecil B. De Mille once said that the formula for making a great movie was to start with an earthquake and build up to a climax. It's the "wham, bam, thank you ma'am" approach. That also works.
In my own novel I used a prologue that was necessary to set the scene, but which wouldn't normally have been my preference. But prologues can also work if they're interesting. They need a little more care.
I'm sure this answer will be deleted. Many years ago, a well-known (female) writer was asked what an ideal opening line for a best-seller should be.
"It should include wealth, profanity, sex and nobility.
'Damn it' said the Duchess to the King, 'Take your hand off my leg'."
(Although her reply used a different word from "Damn").