A Dark Suspenseful Ghost Thriller
With a Romantic Ending
This story takes place in London England. A terrible emergency is called in. Naturally, I first type that my hero calls 911, but then recalled from all the times I visited London that they do many things differently. So I looked it up. Seems there are two choices. Most of Europe favors 112 as the emergency number, but the UK favors 999. So 999 it is. Still, I’m a bit worried that a bored cat might take up calling 999 for fun. To be fair, 112 isn’t much better at preventing cats from calling in emergencies.
If you are in the USA and you need help, you call 911. This set of digits prevents your cat from easily calling the police. If you are in Canada, you can also call 911 as well. In this case, they did not follow the Queen. It may be they needed to stop all the cats calling in non-existent emergencies, or it may be because it’s easier to deal with US tourists if they can call 911.
If you are in Australia you should call 000. Clearly no problem for the cats to call. So why didn’t they go for 999? The cats would like it just a much.
I believe the three zeros stands for OOO shit! Because Australians will try to fix whatever is wrong on their own first, so when they call for help, it’s a serious, probably life-threatening problem.
In some tiny places, like Cook Island, they have three different numbers to call, because evidently that helps simplify island life. So you should call 999 for the police, 998 for an ambulance and 996 for a fire. I’ve no idea what happens if your neighbor has set fire to your house and you have caught on fire while trying to put it out and now need an ambulance. Of course, you’ll want the neighbor arrested. You might need to call all three numbers and let them fight over who has jurisdiction…while you and your house burn.
Be warned, just because I’ve been silly about the emergency numbers does not mean this is a funny story. THIS IS A DARK AND DISTURBING STORY…with a happy ending. What can I say? I love happy endings.
Alice has no idea that a deadly danger follows her through every life she lives. All she knows is for the first time in this life, she is happy and with purpose in a quaint museum located in an ancient castle. Only Rainier, a ghost from the past, knows the complete truth, and a curse prevents him from warning her of the dangers that will end her life, as it has ended all her lives before. But this time, a man of his bloodline has entered the battle, so Rainier is not alone in his fight to keep Alice alive and well from the demon of their past.
An intriguing tale that pits everlasting love against a deadly curse that has followed the heroine through all her lives. A ghost from her past and a good man in her current life risk everything to keep her alive.
“Where the hell are you?”
“In my bed, following doctor’s orders. I’ve been at the hospital, but I got sent home an hour ago.”
“Were you hurt?”
“No. I was there for Alice Dunn, the artist…I’m sorry I never called you and brought you up to date. The police will probably be calling you to arrange an interview with me.”
Daniel’s voice carried too much agitation to ignore. “They’ve called five times. I’ve kept stalling them, hoping to locate you before they did.”
“They should have known where I was. They spoke to me at the hospital yesterday. However, I apologize for not calling you. Things have been crazy. One of the museum directors tortured and planned to kill an artist I hired for the museum, and my assistant Carl was involved. When he confessed what was happening, I instructed the guard to call the emergency number: 999, while I hurried to the basement where evidently I found a gun and shot—”
“Stop there!” Daniel barked. “Are you on a cell phone?”
“A wireless home phone?”
Rein grimaced. “Yes.”
“I’m coming right over.” The line went dead.
Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.
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Alice is a woman who has finally found her dream job at a cute little museum. She's even fallen in love with a ghost who gives her a chance to live out her fantasy of life in the past. Rainier is a ghost but he's got some inside knowledge on Alice which he can't share.
I felt for Alice and wanted her to have a happily ever after...but it was not an easy road. There's a curse and Alice faces death. Each puzzle piece fell into place but not without a little jiggling. Then Rainier has his own issues and things get mixed up. Just enough drama and fear... I couldn't stop reading until I learned how it all worked out!
Just know you won't be able to put it down!