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I'm sharing snippets from my new release NUMBERS NEVER LIE, a romantic suspense. After sharing such emotional snippets for the past weeks, I thought I'd lighten it up. Drew and Maggie took the group of 14-year-old girls camping again--a way to help her get back to normal after her brother's funeral. This is the conversation in Drew's car on the way home. BTW, Ellen is his daughter.
Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines.
“I guess I wouldn’t mind if you did kiss Maggie . . . or someone,” Ellen tentatively broke into his thoughts, “I mean, guys have to have . . . sex . . . or they go crazy.”
Drew almost drove off the highway, “Where did you hear that?”
“That’s what Janie’s sister’s boyfriend told her when she wouldn’t do it with him.”
“El-len,” Beth leaned forward, “My sister said guys just say that to get you to do it. They don’t really go crazy, do they, Mr. Campbell? I mean you’re a guy, and you would know about stuff like that.”
Oh Christ, sex ed on the road?
“Uh, no,” he said, “They don’t.” They just think they will. “And, yes, that is a line a guy who doesn’t care about a girl will say to get her to say yes.”
“What other things do they say?” asked Gretchen, who like Madison, was leaning forward as far as the seatbelts would allow, “We should know stuff like that so we’re prepared.”
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 do that puts Maggie in danger?
NUMBERS NEVER LIE is available at Amazon