A Sit Down with Linda Thorne..

Linda Thorne, an up and coming first time author has written a very ambitious and interesting book that captivates you from the beginning until the very end.

linda 1234Some words from the author:

One thing I worked hard on in Just Another Termination is for the killer to be a total surprise. So far, the feedback is that I succeeded. What amazed me was that readers did not always guess the same incorrect character as the killer. I must’ve led them down a variety of false paths. I’m trying to do the same thing in my second book, A Promotion to Die For.

An Excerpt from Just Another Termination followed by a book trailer:
I knew I had no business here, but was it going to cost me more than I’d thought?
Closer in, I could see the yellow tape was broken or missing in places, but still cordoned off a circular area of dirt and mud, about twelve feet in diameter. The tape had been stapled to stakes pounded into the ground, but many of them had fallen over. This crime scene had already been worked. Two dirty latex gloves and a staple gun had been left outside the perimeter, and multiple footprints marred the mud. The absence of a patrol officer protecting the scene implied the clean-up crew was on their way.
IJust_Another_Termination[1]nside the partially taped-off area, someone had outlined where Jimmie Lee’s body had been. Instead of the typical chalk line, plastic pegs were pressed into the mud about six inches apart, marking where the body had fallen.
I stepped high over the tape and into the mud, grateful I’d worn jeans and flat shoes for that dress-down Friday. Trees towered behind me, the interminable water before me. I caught a whiff of mildew.
I was no sooner inside than a rustling sound came from the tangle of maples and I twisted around. The noise disappeared and I turned back, catching a glitter in the mud. It came from the waterline where the soft waves of the Mississippi Sound licked against the cryptic outline of the corpse. That noise again.
I spun around to the whooshing sounds in the maples, my heart palpitating, but I still didn’t see anything. When I turned back, the glitter had disappeared. I stooped. I was in a race with the sun, not to mention wanting to be long gone before the clean-up crew appeared. With one hand, I frantically ran my fingers through the muck. Then a final spray of sunlight illuminated the spot and the sparkle reappeared. This time, I kept my eyes fixed on it, bending, reaching, touching. Gently, I lifted a metal object, close to an inch long and about half that in width. Heavy for its size. Twilight had deepened into dusk. I stood up and whirled round to the same rustling noise, but this time a crackling blast followed. A gun?

Just Another Termination Book Trailer:

 

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About L Lee Kane

An author of seven published books that can be viewed on my website www.lindaleekane.com. I have an adult book, Murder on the Vine, The Black Madonna and A Very Special Clyde children's book for release in 2017.
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5 Responses to A Sit Down with Linda Thorne..

  1. ckcrigger says:

    Sounds action-packed and exciting. Good for you.

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  2. Wishing you well with the book, Linda.

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  3. lindamthorne says:

    Thank you both.

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  4. Enticing excerpt, Linda. Readers will want to know more about that metal object and who fired the shot. Best wishes for success with the book.

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  5. lindamthorne says:

    Thanks. The metal object on the book cover was my husband’s idea. It works without giving the ending away..

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