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I’ve picked up right where I left off, last week in one of my current projects - A Legacy of Lies. This is book 2 in one of the series I’m working on. Jacob, the hero, is trying to find his missing sister Julia, and her best friend Elissa, the heroine, is determined to help him. Only, Jacob has the hots for Elissa and he’s trying, very desperately, not to.
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Instead of pondering that strange assessment of her, Elissa opted to see if Jacob had found anything, and crossed the threshold of the parking area into the tiny room. The stench of cigarette smoke and mouldy carpeting wrinkled her nose. A sagging double bed leaned against one wall, a small round table with one wooden chair that had one leg shorter than the others perched next to it, nearest a door she assumed led to the bathroom—and she didn’t want to know what it looked like in there.
Jacob surveyed the area from the middle of the room—she wouldn’t touch anything either. There was no trace of his sister—at least not that she could see—but he gazed around the room, his line of sight taking in every dip, every shadow, every fibre in the small space, looking for some small hint of where his sister may have gone when she left here, or was taken from here.
When he dropped to his hands and knees to look under the bed, she thought for certain he’d find rodents hiding under there; definitely he’d pick up a few fleas. She’d need to remind him to scour his hands and later burn his clothes when he got up.
A muffled sound of triumph came from under the bed, and then he rose up on all fours and sat back on his heels, a mixed look of relief and elation on his face, a folded piece of paper clutched in his hand.
I’m looking forward to catching up with everybody. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!