By Patricia MacDonald
A gripping novel of family suspense - Shelby Sloan, a profitable Philadelphia businesswoman in her early forties, has one baby, a daughter whom she raised on her personal. She provides her daughter, Chloe, and son-in-law, Rob, a Caribbean cruise as a present, whereas she takes the chance to brain her four-year-old grandson. yet lifestyles turns into a nightmare whilst Rob calls to inform her that Chloe has disappeared overboard. The police come to a decision it used to be an twist of fate, yet Shelby refuses to just accept the respectable verdict . . .
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Shelby reached up for her grandson, but Jeremy reared back, kicking his chubby leg at her. ‘No, Shep, I don’t want you. I don’t want you. I want Mommy,’ the child yelled, his face red. 49 ‘Hey, slugger,’ Harris cajoled him. ‘Stop that now. ’ Jeremy began to scream. ‘No Shep. ’ Tears spurted from his eyes and he clutched Harris’s jacket with his fists. Harris kept a firm grip on the child. Lianna spoke quietly to Shelby in her low, husky voice. ‘I’m so sorry. This is what I wanted to tell you.
She sat down in the chair and looked at the simple, lovely tray in front of her. She felt tears rising to her eyes again. Like a dam once breeched, tears trembled at the surface and seemed to spill over at will. Shelby took a deep breath, broke off a golden crust of the bread and dipped it into the soup. After the first bite, she picked up the spoon and began to eat and take a few sips of the wine. There was another tentative knock on her door. She turned in her chair. ’ asked a familiar voice.
Rob stared at them. ’ he said. ‘Sir, I’m Detective Ortega. This is my partner, Detective McMillen. ’ Rob demanded. ‘Rob,’ Shelby protested. She knew that he was fed up with police, but his attitude was rude. ‘Please, come in,’ she said. The two officers entered the living room. ’ said the younger one. Rob and Shelby exchanged a glance. ‘Yes,’ said Shelby. ‘This won’t take long. ’ He held out a photo of a man with short hair and vacant eyes. It was the sort of photo that hung on the post office wall – full face and profile.