Monday, September 12, 2016

A Page From The Hunter

Here is a Page from the Novella I am currently working on. The Title of the work is The Hunter: The Death Of Jessica Goodwin. It's an introductory Novella of The Lisa Goodwin Series. This is from Part 1: Chapter 2. I Hope you enjoy it! One other note, Since this is a work in progress the final product could be different when I am finished with the book later this year, early next year.


Lisa Goodwin sat in her office. Wishing the clock would move faster and that this customer would leave. Because really how many ways can a person say no, you can’t have the loan. “Sir, I can’t say it any other way. With your current loans, and credit cards, and your current income level, we can’t can’t extend the loan to you at this time.” Lisa hoped that it finally got the point across to him. “Ok, Miss. Goodwin. I understand ya. I just don’t know how we are going to make it without the loan. I might just have to sell the livestock to make it through the winter. What’s the point of the farm then, Miss. Goodwin?” Lisa was always surprised by his southern drawl. They were in Washington State afterall. She watched as the farmer got up and walked out of the office holding his head down. She could have sworn she’d seen a tear on the farmer’s cheek. It was the worst part of her job. 

Lisa got up and closed her office door, so she could start getting ready to go home. Just as she was starting to shut her computer down, her phone rang. “This is Lisa Goodwin, how can I assist you?” She waited for a reply but all she heard was sobbing on the other end. “Who is this? Is there something I can do to help?” There was silence, and then Lisa’s mother broke it with news that would turn her world upside down. “Lisa, she’s gone. Jessica is gone! No one has seen her for three days!” Lisa took a breath before she answered. “What do you mean no one has seen Jess in three days? I just saw her..oh..oh….” Lisa couldn’t think she couldn’t breath. The last time she had seen her sister was three days ago when she went on that date. Lisa was suppose to go with her, but she had gotten to drunk and Jessica went by herself. “I’m on my way mom. I’ll be there as soon as I can.” Lisa didn’t wait for a reply she hung up the phone, got up, grabbed her purse and walked out of the bank without a word to anyone. 

As she got into her car, and turned the key the radio came on. “Another local girl has been abducted again. Police are keeping quiet about it and aren’t releasing any information about it at this time.” Lisa turned the radio off, and started to weep. “NO!” She screamed into the emptiness of her car. She wiped the tears from her face, started her car and headed to her parents house. Lisa knew she would have to be the rock for her parents. The guilt built with each mile she drove, and she could feel it getting more oppressive with each passing of the minute hand. 

As Lisa pulled up she could see the news vans, and the policed cars. She pulled into the driveway and went directly into the house ignoring all the questions from reporters that were being tossed her way as if they were grenades. As Lisa got into the house she saw her parents huddled together on the couch in the living room. “I got here as soon as I could. Have the cops said anything to you?” Lisa asked as she sat down next to her parents.

Updated 12:26pm PDT on 9/13/2016:
Hey everyone! I just wanted include the new teaser trailer for The Hunter, which debuted on the Facebook Page! You can also see it on my YouTube Channel!

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