Novel Gems ~ 09-25-12 ~ Killing Secrets by Karen Docter


Welcome to Novel Gems ~ Killing Secrets 09-25-12!

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….

Descriptions are a suspense writer’s best friend for building a scene, not to mention building tension…and that’s all you’re getting! 🙂

Happy Reading!


KILLING SECRETS ~ Novel Gem By Karen Docter

Gun in hand, he slipped out of the house on her heels, keyed in the security system so no one could sneak in while he went after her.  It was a lot brighter outside with the full moon overhead so he traversed the length of the side yard toward the back of the property quickly.  His senses on alert, he stuck to the shadows until he entered the darker maw between his garage and his mom’s hulking greenhouse behind which he knew Rachel had hidden her rental car under a tarp.

Thanks to the recent heat wave in Denver, a couple of upper windows had been left open to vent the greenhouse so a myriad of wonderful scents drifted on the night air from the plants his mom cultivated to create the floral arrangements she donated to local hospitals and senior centers.  But Patrick still caught a whiff of the lilac scent Rachel and her daughter wore.

Damn.  He hoped he hadn’t missed them completely, that Rachel hadn’t already driven off where he’d never find her.  He’d never forgive himself if anything happened to them!

….see you next Tuesday with another NOVEL GEM!

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