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Sorry to have missed the past couple of weeks. No energy thanks to pneumonia. Now I'm back with a snippet from my WIP, a romantic suspense titled NUMBERS NEVER LIE. To catch up, Drew Campbell is helping to chaperone an overnight camping trip with his daughter, Ellen, and 7 other girls. The group is led by Maggie Sinclair, Drew's best friend's sister. Ellen is angry at Drew, claiming he never listens to her.
“Ellen? Mad at me?” He affected mock surprise, “Your powers of observation are amazing—are you ever wrong?”
Maggie cupped her elbow in her hand and tapped a finger against her jaw, “Let me see now, I was wrong once, fourteen years ago, when I married Roger-Dodger. Have I been wrong since?” She continued the damn tapping then snapped her fingers. “I’ve got it—I was wrong to let Ellen’s city-soft lawyer daddy help chaperone this trip.”
Drew gave her the smile that prosecutors knew better than to believe, “And here I thought it was because nobody else would.”
This is the tentative blurb:
A shocking secret brings danger to Jack Sinclair and his sister Maggie.
As kids, they were the fearless threesome. As adults, Jack's an accountant; Drew, a lawyer; Maggie, a teacher and camping troop leader. Returning from a weekend camping trip, Maggie receives horrifying news. She refuses to believe her brother’s fatal car crash was an accident. If the police won’t investigate, she’ll do it herself. Convincing Drew Campbell to help is her only recourse.
Drew Campbell was too busy to return his best friend’s phone call. Too busy to attend a camping meeting important to his teen daughter. Too busy to stay in touch with Jack. Logic and reason indicate Jack’s accident was just that--an accident caused by fatigue and fog. Prodded by guilt, he’ll help Maggie even if he thinks she’s wrong.
A break-in at Jack’s condo convinces Maggie she’s right. Then her home is searched. What did Jack leave behind?