Sneak Peek





                                                                   NEW RELEASE!!!

Some friends from my local writers' chapter are posting sneak peeks to their work this week.  I agreed to join in by posting an excerpt from my new contemporary woman's fiction release HER SISTER. I think you'll be able to tell what it's all about from this!

"What are you trying to tell me, Mom?"  Clare's hands became sweaty as she thought about all the possibilities.  Lynnie's face at three and a half was still so vivid in her mind--the face they'd used on posters...the face she'd envisioned floating in a river...the face on the body in nightmares that had been buried in a ditch.  The not knowing had always been worse than knowing.  The not knowing is what had torn them all apart.  Clare really believed that if the police had found Lynnie's body somewhere, maybe they could have gone on as a family.

Maybe.

"He wants to meet with us tomorrow morning.  You, me and your dad.  He thinks he has a lead."

Clare's throat went desert dry.  Even though she'd only been five, she remembered the hope that had filled her parents' faces whenever a new lead had been phoned in, whenever there was a chance that Lynnie might have been spotted.  She also remembered the expression on their faces when all those hopes had been dashed and one day had turned into the next without teaching them anything new.

Except that they were losing each other, hour by hour, day by day, week by week.

"What kind of lead?" Clare asked, trying to control the shakiness in her voice. 

©2013 Karen Rose Smith



Sneak Peek Sunday excerpts



HER SISTER on Amazon   

IN TOUCH with KAREN ROSE SMITH ezine
Karen Rose Smith's romance website 
Karen Rose Smith's mystery website

12 comments:

D'Ann on February 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM said...
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D'Ann on February 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM said...

Wow! Very suspenseful!

KRS on February 17, 2013 at 6:08 AM said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Delynn Royer on February 17, 2013 at 6:41 AM said...

Karen, that's such a compelling excerpt. An abducted child and what that unimaginable experience could do to the family left behind. I just started this one on my Kindle, and it's had me from page one. Being a parent yourself, was this one hard to write?

KRS on February 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM said...

I was Amanda and I was Clare. I felt both sides of their turmoil. In some ways it was hard to write but in others, it propelled itself.

Nancy Jardine on February 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM said...

There are always more things to be uncovered from memories when they're explored again, I think. Interesting and thought provoking excerpt.

KRS on February 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM said...

Nancy--thanks for commenting. Memories are such elusive yet vivid things. They can last forever and yet change over time.

Sara Walter Ellwood on February 17, 2013 at 12:54 PM said...

Love it, Karen! Can't wait to read it...

KRS on February 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM said...

I hope you like it! My first stretch into pure women's fiction.

Natalie J. Damschroder on February 17, 2013 at 3:21 PM said...

So much anguish in such a tiny space. Compelling!

KRS on February 17, 2013 at 6:13 PM said...

Thanks!

Angela Adams on February 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM said...

Great excerpt. And, those little girls on the cover are "heart-tugging."