Something special for you all today to celebrate it being six days till the release of my novel Perfect Lie.
As some of you will know my book is written from different point of views so EXCLUSIVELY I am going to share with you Chloe Seaward’s POV
“She never imagined it would end this way. Travelling to the unknown, bundled into the back of a van.
Her hands were bound behind her back, the more she struggled to free them, the more the rope cut off her circulation. It chafed against her skin, causing blisters to form.
She was close to dehydration, licking her lips in search of moisture. Her mouth felt as if it was full of cotton wool stopping her from shouting for help. No one would hear her over the rumble of the engine and loud voices and laughter coming from the front of the van.
The strong smell of tobacco and weed stung her nose as she tried to get a sense of where they might be taking her. She’d lost track of how long she’d been lying there, drifting in and out of consciousness from the beating she had received, the blood long dried on her face.
She tried to kick out, shuffling towards the door in hope of making an escape but the pain from where she had been held down, beaten and raped both by the various men and a series of objects, was too much. She knew better than to just give up. She tried to remember her training; there were protocols for everything. But no one was coming to rescue her. She had screwed up big time.
Suddenly feeling cold and alone, she thought of Adam. Had she told him how much she loved him when she saw him last? Did she need to make her peace with God? Should she have paid more attention at Sunday school? Surely this wasn’t the end?
The van came to a sudden halt and the laughter and talking stopped. The doors opened and the sound of the crunchy gravel replaced the drone of the engine. Her ears were filled with the sound of their footsteps in time to her racing heartbeat.
The door would open at any moment and she’d be in for the fight of her life. Was she ready? She would fight through the pain because, if she didn’t, what was left would be much worse.
The doors opened and the back of the van filled with bright sunlight as someone grabbed her legs and dragged her out of the van. As her body scraped along the floor of the vehicle she attempted to block out all the pain as she summoned all her strength, tensing her body. If she didn’t fight back, this would be the end …”
Find out what happened to Chloe by reading Perfect Lie which will be available to buy on the 16th June 2020.
What is ‘perfect’ trying to hide?
Jen Garner tries her best to be ‘wife and mother of the year’. She helps organise school plays and accompanies her husband to company dinners, all with a big smile on her face.
But Jen has started to receive strange gifts in the post … first flowers, then a sympathy card.
It could just be a joke; that’s what she tells herself. But then the final ‘gift’ arrives, and Jen has to question why somebody is so intent on shattering her life into pieces …
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