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Saturday, June 9, 2018

#WeWriWa - Numbers Never Lie: Cookies & Jack


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I'm sharing snippets from my WIP, NUMBERS NEVER LIE, a romantic suspense. Maggie and Drew have returned from the camping trip. This snippet continues a few sentences after last week's.

Please ignore the wonky commas.

“I remember your mom making snickerdoodles. She let Jack roll them into one-inch balls, since he was so precise,” Drew laughed. “My job was to roll the balls in cinnamon sugar.”
Maggie remembered, too, and wondered why she never made those cookies, especially since Jack loved them. Since school was out, and she had the time, she would surprise him. Maybe tomorrow, definitely not tonight when it was going to be a monumental task just dragging herself into the shower.
“Speaking of Jack,” Drew said. “He left a message on my voice mail Friday. Out of the blue, he wanted to meet for lunch. I haven’t heard from him in over two months.”


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?




23 comments:

  1. Hmm, when someone calls out of the blue, there is always a reason. Love the mystery at the end of this snippet!

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  2. Definitely sounds like Jack is up to something--or has something on his mind at least. I hope it's not trouble!

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  3. The sweet memory makes the mysterious message all the more poignant. Nicely done!

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  4. And what happens next---already! Super good snippet.

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  5. I feel the ominous foreshadowing building, with that lovely childhood memory followed by the mention of the phone call. Can't wait to find out more - great snippet!

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  6. I'm sitting here at my computer counting the minutes until lunch, and suddenly I find myself yearning for a snickerdoodle.

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    1. Now if you lived closer, Ed, I might make you some.

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  7. I wonder why he wants to meet...

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    1. That question will plague Drew for quite a while.

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  8. Hmmm, the hook is getting set. Nice bit of growing intrigue in this snippet.

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  9. What a sweet memory... the calm before the storm.

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  10. Hmm, I wonder what Jack's up to?

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