Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sneak Peek, HER SISTER, How book 7 opens

HER SISTER, book 7 in my Search For Love series, is contemporary women's fiction, part romance, part mystery.  For this sneak peek I've given you the opening of the prologue which happened 27 years before the present day storyline. I hope it draws you in!


Where is Lynnie? Where did she go?

In her mind, five-year-old Clare Thaddeus called to her little sister—Come back, Lynnie. Please come back.

The huge policeman crouched down in front of Clare's mother at the sofa and said in a deep, slow voice, "Mrs. Thaddeus, I know you're terribly upset. But I need details. We've got an hour before daylight. If your daughter wandered outside—"

Clare's father, who'd been talking to another man in blue, glanced at her, and Clare huddled down deeper into the big green armchair. Her dad didn't come to her but rather went to her mom, sank down beside her and wrapped his arm around her. Then he spoke to the officer. "Our daughter, Lynnie, is three. She would never go outside into the dark on her own."

"Tell us again where you were last night," the policeman demanded in a not-so-nice voice.

"I worked late, preparing a brief."

Excerpt from HER SISTER by Karen Rose Smith, Copyright 2013


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Delynn Royer said...

Great peek! Opening in Clare’s five-year-old viewpoint is very compelling, perhaps more so than if you’d chosen one of the adults. Did you make a conscious decision to use Clare’s viewpoint or did it form naturally? In my own writing, I rarely make the choice. It seems my characters do it for me. (BTW, I read this book and LOVED it.)

KRS said...

I don't have a spam problem because I moderate each comment.

KRS said...

Delynn--thank you! I didn't have to think about POV. Little Clare just wanted to open the book!

Michael Buccilli said...

This is a very nice opening Karen.

KRS said...

Michael--Thank you!

Unknown said...

Great opening, Karen! Fantastic sneak peek!

KRS said...

Sara--Thank you. And thanks for the time you put into this blog hop.

M.Q. Barber said...

Compelling opening, Karen. Seeing Clare as a child immediately makes me wonder how this incident will affect her as an adult -- how it shapes her view of the world. Nice choice for a sneak peek.

KRS said...

Thank you!