Saturday, October 14, 2017

WeekendWritingWarriors - 14 October 2017 - Where's Michelle (2)

14 October 2017:

As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.
For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have a few more sentences from Where’s Michelle, a romantic mystery-suspense.


Where’s Michelle
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Michelle-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B07663J7P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507309595&sr=1-1&keywords=Where%27s+Michelle
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https://www.books2read.com/u/bOaJq0



“Whatever the cause of the accident, it doesn't change the fact Nigel and Kelton knew the time of the widow's arrival and the name of her hotel. Where did they get that information and why?”
          “We have to assume she supplied it herself. Or do you know something you haven't told me?”
          “No. But if she did give it to them, why didn't she call Nigel or one of his people when her daughter disappeared instead of looking for people who don't exist? Doesn't add up, Jack. Something strange is going on.”

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Where’s Michelle is a story about a woman whose child disappears in the chaos of a traffic accident.
American Julie Leighton knew almost nothing about her husband, other than the fact he was English. Then Vic was killed, apparently the victim of a mugger, while he was away from Boston on a business trip. A short time later, Julie received a call from a man who claimed to be her father-in-law, inviting Julie and her nine-year old daughter, Michelle, to visit him and his wife in England.
          Shortly after they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, the trip becomes a nightmare. The hotel shuttle bus is involved in a traffic accident, and Julie wakes up in hospital to find Michelle has vanished.
As Julie is leaving the hospital in search of her daughter, she runs into Simon Winter. Simon was also on the bus and, like Julie, sustained a few minor injuries in the accident. He has no idea what happened to Michelle, but offers to help Julie find her.
Julie accepts, unaware Simon is posing as a businessman and fellow traveler to gain her confidence. He’s actually Detective Inspector Simon Winter, a member of a special security unit whose job is to protect members of the British government from harm. They recently received a tip Julie's late husband was blackmailing a prominent British politician, and that Julie intends to pick up where Vic left off.
          Whether it’s true or not, it needs to be checked out, and Simon’s had Julie under surveillance from the moment her plane landed.
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13 comments:

  1. Ooooo! Lot's of meaty questions. Can't wait to read more, Christiane!

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  2. Great questions that need answers... ;)

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  3. A very intriguing snippet, raises so many questions!

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  4. Never a good sign when the facts don't quite add up! Enjoyed their discussion...excellent excerpt.

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  5. A lot of story questions packed into this terse conversation. Great suspense building.

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  6. Sounds like something strange, indeed. Nicely written snippet! :)

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  7. So much intrigue here! Great dialogue.

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  8. Definitely fishy. The question is, who's doing the lying? Intriguing snippet, raises all sorts of questions!

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  9. Great questions. Can't wait to find out more.

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  10. Something isn't right. Lots of questions means turn the page. Good job.

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  11. Now the details and the questions start piling up, as they should in any good mystery.

    Sorry for being tardy to comment. Blame *#@!@ LAX for getting me home a day late.

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  12. Thanks everyone for all the comments. The location for this book is where I grew up, but a few things have been changed to suit the story line.

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