Saturday, February 16, 2013
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.
"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