Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Accident by Glen Ebisch (VBB, excerpt, and GIVEAWAY) GFT

by Glen Ebisch


GENRE:   Mystery



Karen Walker is an ex-homicide detective slowly recovering from the trauma of an automobile accident in which she was injured and her husband was killed when a drunk driver struck the car she was operating. After a year of surgeries and attempts to come to terms with her feelings of guilt, she finds herself living the narrow life of a semi-recluse.

Her seclusion comes to an end when an old friend from college, Clarissa Hammett, asks Karen to help in the search for her missing sister, Justine.  Karen agrees, and she goes to live alone in the family’s summer home on the coast of southern Maine, which Justine was occupying at the time of her disappearance.  Karen even goes one step further and takes on Justine’s job as hostess in a local restaurant, hoping to learn more about the missing woman’s life from her co-workers.

Conversations with the sister’s estranged husband, her present boyfriend, and a mentally disturbed young girl on the beach, lead Karen to believe that Justine’s disappearance was not voluntary and that, if still alive, she may desperately need help.



I heard the intruder walk around the foot of my bed. I lay there breathing deeply but softly. I was reassured when I saw a dark shape go between one window and myself. Having one sense reinforced by another increased my confidence that I wasn’t imagining someone being there. The figure was now in the dark corner between the two windows. I had to convince myself of that. When the time came, my swing couldn’t be tentative or uncertain. It takes a certain leap of faith to swing full force at what could be an empty space, so in my mind, I filled it with a living, breathing person. In one smooth motion I hopped from the bed, took a step forward, and turned on the light.

Frozen in the glow of the light was a man dressed in black wearing in a ski mask holding a knife in his right hand.

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I have been a professor of philosophy for over thirty years. Most recently I retired from teaching at a small university in western Massachusetts.  For much of that time I have also written mystery and suspense fiction, starting with books for young adults and moving on to writing for adults.  I have had twenty-eight books published, fifteen of them in the last fifteen years as time has allowed me to write more. All are cozy in nature and suitable for any reader.
I live in western Massachusetts with my wife.  My hobbies include reading (of course) and going to the gym.  We also look forward to traveling to Maine and Cape May, New Jersey for our needed dose of the beach.



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