Monster Mash Countdown with @lovingthebook
Day 6 Chasing Shadows by Bernadette Marie
Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part
of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release
in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty books. The
married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After
always…and says she can write it because she lives it.
decided to become the moral compass for the women in town, and now they’re
turning up dead. It will be up to Detective Lacy Pratt to find their killer
before her relationship with Declan Matthews, brother to one of the victims,
marks her as a target.
the wind blew through the trees. Once upon a time the wooded area, less than a
mile from his childhood home, would have been a place of refuge. Now it was
tainted with death.
least fifty years earlier, still made for a perfect bridge over the cold brook
that calmly passed beneath it.
bridge of nature, right where she’d once played as a child.
turn. There was no reason to.
without a word.
tree in the woods. It had been a pirate ship, a lunar landing site, and a
jungle with man-eating monkeys. It had also been a place to camp and have long
talks. Or when they’d gotten older, a place to sneak off with one of their
dads’ beers and a cigar. He’d brought Lacy Pratt out to the log once for a
massive make out session, which ended successfully in his car later that night.
Of course, that would only be the beginning of the women who refused to talk to
him after a relationship ended.
rocked back on his heels. “Christ, Declan. I don’t even know what to say.”
this would happen here. Everyone knows everyone. Who could have done this?”