Hi everyone – I’m sharing another snippet of my latest book “In the Shadows of a Lie” which 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
She knocked again, worry creeping up within her. A thousand thoughts tumbled through her head. What if nobody was here? There was nowhere to go. A mix of frustration and anxiety caused a few tears to well up as she knocked once more. This time a bit harder. Still nothing. Not even a sound of creaking floorboards. Lani pulled the phone from her pocket, but she didn’t have any service whatsoever.
In her anger, she grabbed the door handle with the intent of letting out her irritation only to find it unlocked. Surprised, she froze, hesitated, then shoved the door a little and entered.
Had she fallen for a scam when she’d booked a room at this place? It had all looked so genuine.
“Hello?” She tried again, this time a bit louder, but still no reply.
Taking a couple of deep breaths to steady her heartbeat, she moved along the hall from door to door until she reached the kitchen.
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?