Released just last month, Susan Dayley’s new interactive thriller is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in its ebook version. The reader gets to choose how they want the story to continue in this version and it’s on sale right now for $2.99. There is also a paperback version for more traditional readers.
Kennady noticed the storm had stopped. The light from the street lamps created pink circles on the snow beneath them. The night had become dark, and tombstones were difficult to discern more than twenty feet away. Heavy trees overhead blocked any light that might have filtered through the clouds.
Neither Kennady nor Atticus spoke as they rounded the back of the chapel, moving through the deeper shadows cast by the stone building with its gothic-arched, stained-glass windows. Nobody was there.
“Grady?” Kennady called softly. “Where are you?” She swung the flashlight’s beam around her.
“Put the coil on the ground,” the now familiar voice called from her left.
She spun in that direction. Across the road, Grady stepped out from behind a large oak tree.
“So, you know who I am,” he said.
“Where’s my dog?” Kennady demanded, shining the light on his face.
“Show me the coil.”
. . .
Just as he made a move toward her, a figure rushed him from the shadows. It was Atticus. He leaped, tackling Grady at the waist and dragging him to the snow.
Kennady screamed. The two men struggled on the ground, rolling in the snow among the graves. . .
And then everything stopped. Atticus and Grady had rolled against a large granite tombstone, and a man’s head lay against the base as if a blow had knocked him out. He lay as still as the bones six feet beneath him. A dark stain spread in the snow. The top man rose and faced Kennady.
It was Grady. “Give me the coil or I’ll do the same to you,” he growled.
*The antagonist’s name was changed to prevent this from being a spoiler.
Originally posted 2013-08-12 06:00:47.