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“We’re not keeping anything from you, Mrs. Lawrence,” Sergeant Hernandez said. “I promise. It’s just that Officer Borkowski has been concerned by some of the unusual circumstances surrounding MacKenzie’s disappearance.”
Mom’s forehead puckered. “Unusual circumstances?”
The sergeant nodded. “The fact that MacKenzie didn’t take any money with him, for example. That’s very unusual for a runaway. And he didn’t take his bike either. Again, this isn’t the norm. Taken together with the bloodstains on the carpet, well, there’s another possible explanation that we can’t entirely rule out.”
The back of Tessa’s neck prickled. What was Sergeant Hernandez getting at? She looked at her mother, who was frowning at the police woman, twisting her hands together.
“I still don’t understand. What are you trying to say?”
Beside her, Simon’s eyebrows snapped together. “Surely you’re not suggesting what I think you are.” He pulled Mom closer.
Tessa’s throat tightened. “What is it?” Mom’s eyes were huge green pools of panic.
“We need to investigate the possibility that your son may not have run away,” Sergeant Hernandez said. “Someone may have taken him.”
Mom shook her head like Tessa did to get water out of her ears after a dive. Her mouth sagged open and she slumped against Simon. “No.”
Tessa’s heart cannonballed into her stomach. They thought someone took Mac. They thought someone broke into his room and took him! But that was crazy. Why would anyone want to kidnap Mac?
Excerpt from McKenzie's Last Run. Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved.
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congratulations. oh my but this sounds a bit intense for me, my daughter would love it thoughReplyDelete
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Sounds like a great YA read! Thanks for the excerpt.ReplyDelete
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Do you remember the first book that gave you inspiration to write your own books? quilting dash lady at comcast dot netReplyDelete
Afraid not, Lori. I started writing for fun back in high school - many, many years ago!Delete
sounds like there are a lot of turnsReplyDelete
Mack is running out of time. Hope his sister can help. I know how that feels at times.ReplyDelete
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what inspires you to keep reading?ReplyDelete
You have been a busy lady who has worn many hats. "Hats off to you" To go where God leads us is a precious thing.ReplyDelete
I love that you are a lover of stories. this means you enjoy what you are writing and the best will come out.ReplyDelete
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