Novel Gems….Killing Secrets by Karen Docter

   Welcome to my new blog feature, Novel Gems!


I don’t know about you but 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, starting today and every Tuesday until I finish my romantic suspense, Killing Secrets, I’ll share a gem with you ~ a couple of sentences, a paragraph or two, or a phrase that just made me sigh or laugh out loud or scares me or…well, you get the picture.

And, no, this new feature is not a feeble attempt to force me into some accountability. Nothing feeble about it!  To share I must write, right?

Just so you know, I’m about half done with the book and intend to “fly” through the second half so no telling how much I’ll be able to share before its release.

Today’s gem will give you a peek into the serial killer’s mind as he prepares to kidnap his next victim. This is at the beginning of the story but the best introduction to a character that is proving to be more than a little scary to write.

Happy Reading!


By Karen Docter

‘Til death parted them, she was his and his alone.

Certain she’d been lost to him forever, the shock of spotting her again in LoDo, a lower downtown section of Denver, nearly brought him to his knees.  His brain tried to tell him he was mistaken.  She had more curves than he remembered.  Her hairstyle and clothes were different.

The others were different, too.

He shook his head against the monster’s treacherous whisper.  He refused to listen.  Couldn’t listen. This time, when his angel smiled at him, his soul recognized her.  Somehow, some way, his fractious God had been appeased and given him yet another chance.

The past seven days were hell.  Watching her.  Wanting to take her.  Knowing he couldn’t screw up and lose her again.  Tonight, his preparations in place, she’d return to his side where she belonged.  And this time, he wouldn’t let her go.


….see you next Tuesday with another NOVEL GEM!

4 thoughts on “Novel Gems….Killing Secrets by Karen Docter”

    1. Thanks, Mari. I’m aiming to get this novel done in next month so I won’t be able to share as much as if I’d just started the novel but it will be fun to share bits and pieces with my readers. 🙂

  1. I love sharing bits from a WIP, and am delighted to be able to peek in on your villain. Just remember, we’ve got your back out here in the real world while you’re in there with him. I think Mari is right, this will bring you scads of fans!

    1. Thanks, Sandra! I’m glad you enjoyed peeking into his mind along with me. He’s a scary man, probably because I understand him too well. LOL I hope you’re right…would love scads of fans! 🙂

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