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I suppose we all have hidden depths, weird obsessions and guilty secrets. As I sift through mine, I’ve tried to stick to the ones that make me sound the least crazy. Here goes:
I never learned to ride a bicycle. It’s something I don’t share with many people because whenever I do, people seem shocked and saddened. It’s as if I’ve admitted to being illiterate or something. I get where they’re coming from, I think I react the same way when someone tells me they can’t swim.
When I was in my twenties, I applied and was accepted as a contestant on The Wheel of Fortune. I don’t know why I did it, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Thinking back on it now makes me laugh. When I tell people, they always ask if I won. Sadly the only thing I came away with was a beach umbrella.
I met my husband when we were both in year 8 (first year of high school). We’ve been married for 25 years and have two children. I suppose it’s unusual these days to have found the right person so early in life and stuck with them for so long. All I know is, I feel fortunate.
My secret guilty pleasure is watching zombie movies. I can’t get enough of them. My favorites are Zombieland and Dawn of the Dead. I’m also addicted to the TV show The Walking Dead. I’m a huge movie buff, I’ll watch any genre but sometimes I just need a bit of zombie action. If I had to put something on my bucket list, it would be playing a zombie in a movie or television show.
If I wasn’t a writer, I’d probably be a cartoonist. I enjoy drawing cartoons, mostly of family members. My husband and grown-up children are always encouraging me to draw them or people they know.
But when everyone has something to hide, it’s difficult to know who to trust. What starts out as an adventure to bring two sisters together quickly becomes a terrifying ordeal where old wounds are exposed and a deadly tragedy is brought to light. One thing is clear, someone is seeking retribution and won’t stop until the guilty are punished.
Enjoy an Excerpt:
Milly reached for her hand under the sleeping bag. It felt icy. “Anything could be happening. We don’t know it was Harper screaming.” There was so much she wanted to say. So many things she needed to tell her, but now wasn’t the time.
“What’s that?” Judith jumped and squeezed her hand tight enough to cut off the circulation. “In the trees, I… I thought I heard something.”
Milly followed her sister’s gaze. Three metres beyond the fire lay only blackness. It was impossible to see anything, human or animal. Suddenly Milly wondered if the fire was a good idea. If there was someone out there, the light would make the two women clearly visible to anyone watching. They’d be easy targets. Targets for what? Her mind raced in a dozen half-formed directions, all of them ominous. She shuddered and leaned against her sister.
“I don’t hear anything,” Milly whispered. “Maybe it’s an animal. A kangaroo or something.”
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