November 21, 2016 by karenwritesmurder
For this year’s nano, playing dead I am borrowing a detective from my Laura and Gerry series. That’s right Jeff Gibbons is front and center in this mystery as is Josh Harding from left for dead. Laura is mentioned a few times but never featured. What can I say the girl needs a vacation from finding dead bodies!
THE BASIC PREMISE
RHONDA PATTERSON’S BROTHER BO WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED BY A GROUP OF THUGS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OF THEIRS THAT HE HAS. RHONDA IS GRIEVING AND IS PUSHING THE POLICE TO FIND HIS KILLERS. MEANWHILE, RHONDA FINDS A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE WITH A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR NOW WORKING WITH VICTIMS SERVICES FOR THE METRO POLICE. Can Brian Carroll protect her from thugs who want what they think she has?
RHONDA WAS WAITING TO TALK TO THE LEAD DET. JEFF GIBBONS ABOUT HER BROTHERS HOMICIDE CASE. THERE WERE STILL NO LEADS AND SHE WAS GETTING FRUSTRATED AT THE LACK OF PROGRESS. RHONDA, BETTER KNOWN AS RHONNIE TO HER FRIENDS, WAS STARING AT HER KINDLE BUT NOT REALLY READING. SHE WAS THINKING BACK A MONTH AND A HALF TO THE NIGHT HER BROTHER WAS BRUTALLY BEATEN. THEY HAD JUST COME BACK FROM DOING KARAOKE ON YONGE STREET WHEN THEY WERE ATTACKED. SHE STILL COULDNT BELIEVE THE GANG LET HER LEAVE UNHARMED BUT THE MENTAL SCARS SHE SUFFERED SINCE CALLING 9-1-1 WERE FAR WORSE THAN A PHYSICAL BEATING.
I must say I’m having fun with this story. There is a fair share of action and adventure, sarcastic and witty comebacks , oh yeah and a steamy romance to keep those who like a li of that interested!
However, there is a serious side to this and that the character Rhonnie has a major anxiety disorder and she is suffering from grief after her brothers’ murder. There’s also the interesting family dynamic that she and her mother don’t quite get along how are they going to resolve this when her life is at stake.
It’s 9 days away from deadline and I’m pretty much almost finished the book only 4k to before I can write those 2 magical little words, the end.