It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .
Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, Gathering Dark by Candice Fox, the first book in the Jessica Sanchez series. Jessica is a detective with the LAPD. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.
First Chapter: Blair
I looked up into the eye of a gun. She'd been that quiet. That fast. At the edge of my vision I'd half seen a figure pass the front window of the Pump'n'Jump gas station, a shadow-walker blur against the red sunset and silhouetted palm trees. That was it. She stuck the gun in my face before the buzzer had finished the one-note song that announced her, made her real. The gun was shaking, a bad thing made somehow worse. I put down the pen I'd been using to fill out the crossword.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
Sounds like a robbery is in progress--which makes me want to read on to find out more.
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