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Apologies for not getting to everyone last week. Time got away from me. I'll try to do better this week.
I'm sharing snippets from my new release NUMBERS NEVER LIE, a romantic suspense. This snippet comes after Maggie answered the call from the sheriff.
Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines.
Drew forced his grief to the back of his mind to concentrate on Jack’s sister, her pony-tail flopped over her shoulder, while wisps of dark brown hair framed a face that had gone whiter than her T-shirt.
“Stay put,” he grabbed the teakettle resting on the back burner, dumped out the water, and refilled it, “Tea, be ready in a minute.”
As he set the kettle to boil, he tried to think what to do next. His First Aid class had been ten years ago, or longer, think, he told himself.
She had to be in shock. Warmth, that’s what she needed. He rushed through the archway to the living room, grabbed a blue and red flannel quilt off the couch, and wrapped it around her, then he stooped to rub her shoulders while her hands dangled between her knees, her head bowed.
With his knuckle, he raised her chin, her eyes appeared unfocused. “Come on, Maggie, look at me.” Come back from whatever abyss you’re standing too close to.
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