Between A Rock and a Hard Place
by Debbie De Louise
This is a suspenseful story with subplots that add to the tension.
~Christa Reads and Writes
Between A Rock and a Hard Place by Debbie De Louise
Publisher: Solstice Publishing (October 12, 2016)
Paperback: 316 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01M59PPBY
Librarian Alicia McKinney has put the past behind her…
Two years ago, Alicia discovered both a terrible truth and lasting love with John McKinney in the small town of Cobble Cove, New York. Now a busy mother of twin babies and co-author of a mystery series, Alicia couldn’t be happier.
Alicia’s contentment and safety are challenged…
Walking home alone from the library, Alicia senses someone following her, and on more than one occasion, she believes she is being watched. Does she have a stalker? When the local gift shop is burglarized, the troubling event causes unrest among Alicia and the residents of the quiet town.
John and Alicia receive an offer they can’t refuse…
When John’s sister offers to babysit while she and John take a much-needed vacation in New York City, Alicia is reluctant to leave her children because of the disturbances in Cobble Cove. John assures her the town is safe in the hands of Sheriff-elect Ramsay. Although Alicia’s experience with and dislike of the former Long Island detective don’t alleviate her concern, she and John take their trip.
Alicia faces her worst nightmare…
The McKinneys’ vacation is cut short when they learn their babies have been kidnapped and John’s sister shot. Alicia and John’s situation puts them between a rock and a hard place when the main suspect is found dead before the ransom is paid. In order to save their children, the McKinneys race against the clock to solve a mystery more puzzling than those found in their own books. Can they do it before time runs out?
The noise outside was more of a rustle than a car engine. The night had turned windy, so Alicia told herself that was the source of the sound. But when she heard the doorknob turn, her heart quickened.
“Who’s there? John, is that you?” she called out, but she knew it couldn’t be John. He had locked the door when he left and told her he would open it with his key when he got home so as not to disturb her or the twins.
Alicia went to the door. The sound stopped. She switched on the outdoor light which she should’ve done earlier and looked through the window and keyhole. If someone had been there, they were already gone.
About The Author
Debbie De Louise is a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island and has been involved with books and writing for over thirty years. She received the Lawrence C. Lobaugh, jr. Memorial Award in Journalism for her work as Features Editor on the Long Island University/C. W. Post student newspaper, the Pioneer. More recently, Debbie received the Glamour Puss Award from Hartz Corporation for an article about cat grooming that appeared on Catster.com. She has published a short mystery in the Cat Crimes Through Time Anthology and two novels, CLOUDY RAINBOWand A STONE’S THROW, the first book of her Cobble Cove cozy mystery series. Her short stories, THE PATH TO RAINBOW BRIDGE and DEADLINE appear in the anthologies, REALMS OF FANTASTIC STORIES and PROJECT 9, Vol. 2 published by Solstice Publishing. She is currently working on a psychological thriller, the third Cobble Cove Mystery, and a new pet-related cozy series. She lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
Amazon Author Page:http://www.amazon.com/Debbie-De-Louise/e/B0144ZGXPW/
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