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KILLER FICTION by Rosemary Willhide
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Killer Fiction: A small-town murder mystery with big secrets (A Hope Ridge Mystery Book 1)
When a phone rings in the middle of the night, it usually spells trouble.
For best-selling author, Caroline Carter this is no exception.
Before Caroline’s cell jolts her awake, her biggest issue is her current bout of writer’s block. From the second she answers the call in her California home, everything unravels.
Her half-sister, Kaitlin has been brutally murdered and the police only have one suspect, her brother, Jamie.
It forces Caroline to go back to a place she loathes, her home town, Hope Ridge.
Hope Ridge, Pennsylvania is a small town where nothing ever happens. Everyone knows your name—and your business. In Hope Ridge, everyone knows the reason why Caroline has been running away for over twenty years.
Her past is complicated. Her family is complicated . . . and her family secrets could be deadly.
When I slumped back in my chair the reality of Kaitlin’s murder sunk in. I was so distraught over Jamie being arrested, I hadn’t fully absorbed that there was a killer out there and they took her life. Someone killed my sister. She was dead.
“Uh, Caroline, you okay?”
“Yeah. I think it’s all catching up with me. You know, Kaitlin. I mean we weren’t close. Which is my fault. I never made an effort and now . . . Who would want her dead? None of this makes any sense.”
“In all my years of law enforcement, I haven’t seen anything like this.”
“I can’t believe I didn’t ask you sooner. You mentioned you found the murder weapon close to Jamie’s car. What was it? A gun? Because he’s afraid of guns.”
“Nah, it was an old wrench. The preliminary report from the field says it was blunt force trauma to the back of her skull and she had a grocery bag over her head. So, they’re thinking the killer struck her and then suffocated her, but here’s the strangest part.”
As Sheriff Brady spoke my head spun. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It was as if I knew what he was going to say before he uttered another syllable.
At the exact same time, we said, “They cut off all the fingers on her right hand.” The Sheriff leaned forward. “How did you know that?”
“I wrote that. It’s from one of my books.”
“Someone murdered my sister, and wanted my brother to take the fall. I wouldn’t rest until the real killer was behind bars.”
A small-town murder mystery with big secrets.
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