Your name is Andrew and you are a highly successful American author. You have spent the last twelve hours editing your latest book. Ending work for the day, you wander down the drive to collect the day's mail. There is a personal letter, probably from a fan. The letter tells you that you are to walk along the shore of the lake that borders your property. You will see a marker that identifies the spot where a woman is buried. She was killed with a knife taken from a set of knives in your kitchen and she has your blood on her blouse. You are to reach inside the pocket of her jeans, remove a piece of paper and ring the telephone number written on it. If you fail to ring the number by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call that will inform them of the murder, where the victim is buried on your property and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. You are informed that the letter writer is always watching you.
Interesting introduction liv. First I'd be checking out that letter for clues, postmarks etc and then googling that telephone number. But also if I'm always being watched, move first to a place where that is least likely. What I wouldn't do is blithely follow those instructions..or ring that number. Would be more inclined to ring the police first and show them the letter.....assuming I'm innocent of course!
Andrew laughs when he initially reads the letter. He's had fan mail something like that before, but after reading it a second & a third time he pales. Several women have gone missing and the news is full of the disappearance of a young teacher. It's been all over the news. He noticed last week that a paring knife is missing from the knife block. He'd have to find a body, if it existed of course. If he found it, he'd have to excavate it and put his hand into the jeans pocket of a corpse ...
There is a house the other side of the lake that is visible in winter when all the leaves are off the trees. It's not gone past 8 yet.
As you may have gathered, this is the plot of my latest Kindle download. I haven't got past the first few pages and I'm already thinking, "Stupid Boy!" What an earth would motivate you to walk along the lakeside looking for a grave, Surely, a sane person would take their chances with the Police, after all, there is no threat other than the mild 'I am watching you.' Andrew has his own evidence, "Here is the note Officer" and no crime scene has been found or disturbed -Yet! But no. The author doesn't have that much respect. That will teach me to buy a cheapie.
Desert Places (Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite Series Book 1) Kindle Edition Sold by Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
I already know Sacha - it's a serial killer what did it.
Andrew finds the body -in a horrible squelchy state of course, extracts the note, rings the number. What a dipstick. The real threat comes then though. If he doesn't up sticks & fly to where Nigel Nut tells him, his mother will be harmed.
No, I haven't got the patience I'm afraid. £1.99 is no great loss.
I find I'm getting very intolerant even though I'm so young. It's a trait I associate with old fogies not sweet like me.
Is it!? I don't mind fantasy/ horror stories. I've just finished a set of four books (or was it 5?) written by ... Hang on, I'll have to look him up. Phil Rickman's Blacklist series, but not necessarily in the right order.
I suppose the best description is that they are creepy/mystical, harking back in history with Celtic overtones & burial mounds. Now I can tolerate the unlikelihood of all that, but not the major human reaction to a weird situation two pages into this story.
Don't like romance either. Many female authors often get my goat too. There, I think I'm done now LOL