Welcome to Novel Gems ~ Killing Secrets 04-30-13!
I love to sneak a peek into a writer friend’s developing novel. It’s just so much fun watching their story grow and getting the inside scoop. So every Tuesday until I finish my romantic suspense, Killing Secrets, I’ll share a gem with you ~ a couple of sentences, several paragraphs of a pivotal scene, or a phrase that just made me sigh or laugh out loud or scares me or…well, you get the picture.
A bit of set up for today’s gem….
Patrick makes an unpopular choice when his brother confirms the threat to Rachel…and that’s all you’re getting!
Killing Secrets by Karen Docter
“You’re going to have to work on your “He-Man” routine before you let Rachel see you. If I can see the amount of pain you’re in, she will too. If we want her to stay safely put in the house tonight, you need to convince her you’re good to go. She’s already in enough danger. We need to lock her down tight.”
That caught Patrick’s attention. “Then, I was right. The note I gave you was a direct threat against her. Bishop will kill her if he can’t have her?”
“Our resident shrink believes it’s a real possibility. The note is rife with rage and, with enough anger, anyone is capable of murder. When we told him about Rachel’s doctor friend in a coma, he told us to warn you. Anyone standing in Bishop’s way, real or imagined, can become his next target.” He ran his fingers through his hair, and blew out a breath. “Patrick, we need you behind a security wall as much as we need Rachel and Amanda. This could get really nasty if we don’t find this bastard soon.”
“I can look after myself,” he said. “But I won’t take a chance with Rachel or Amanda. I’m going to call that security outfit Rachel’s dad hired and put them back on the job.”
“Rachel will never forgive you,” Jack said.
Patrick snorted. “She has to be alive to not forgive me and that’s all that matters to me right now. Bishop might think twice if he has to get through two walls of protection to get to them.” And after what he’d heard this morning about Rachel’s father, it’s about time the bastard did something to protect his daughter and granddaughter.
….see you next Tuesday with another NOVEL GEM.