Hi everyone – I’m sharing another snippet of my latest book “In the Shadows of a Lie” was released last month. The story is mainly set in New Zealand and currently on special for 99c. Enjoy ♥♥
This week’s hook …
by Iris Blobel
Still no reply. She found the light switch and turned it on. Looking around, the place had a lived-in feeling, tidy and well maintained, but nothing that would provide her with a clue as to where her host was. Knowing she couldn’t leave again this late in the day, she placed her backpack on the floor and went in search of a glass. She was desperate for a drink of water. She liked the cabin style kitchen. Running her hand over the wooden bench, she peered out the window into the near darkness, still confused by it all.
Looking around, she found about half a dozen cups on hooks hanging from a shelf that held beautiful storage containers for sugar, coffee, and tea. Underneath another shelf was a vast selection of herbs and spices. Lani took a cup and a teabag as she imagined cleaning the dishes while enjoying the view across the mountains and the lake. The peace and comfort that spread through her made her yearn for a place like this. A smile formed on her lips, but it didn’t stop a trickle of envy spreading through her as she went in search of a kettle. An assortment of frying pans hung on hooks above the stove. Cooking pots rested next to it on shelves. It was such a contrast to her grandmother’s small kitchen. Plates of various sizes were stacked underneath, and right behind them was an old-fashioned red stove kettle. She reached for it to fill it with water, but instead the steps around the corner caught her attention. Curious, she went halfway up the stairs, which led to the upper level of the house.
A slight shiver ran down her spine, as she stepped on the creaking boards and called a hesitant, “Hello?”
The discovery of her mother’s diaries unravels a secret which sends Lani on a journey to New Zealand …
She lost her mother in an accident. Now, Lani Dekker is determined to meet the man who, according to her mother’s diaries, is her father. He’s not what she expected, a bit on the extravagant side, but she soon warms up to him, thanks no less to Dylan, her father’s neighbour. Despite her attraction to Dylan, she can’t figure out whether he’s a friend or foe.
Dylan Harper is merely going through the daily motions after his wife died in a ski crash. That is, until his life is turned upside down by the arrival of his neighbour’s daughter. Their attraction is instant, even more so when they wake up in the same bed after an earthquake. However, it’s her accusation that his interest in her involves her father’s money rather than their mutual magnetism that derails their newfound bond.
Will finding the truth about her parents be a chance for Lani and Dylan to overcome their differences?