Monday, October 23, 2017

Blurb Blitz Tour + #Giveaway: The Accident by Glen Ebisch @GoddessFish


The Accident
by Glen Ebisch
GENRE:   Mystery


BLURB:


Karen Walker is an ex-homicide detective slowly recovering from the trauma of an automobile accident in which she was injured and her husband was killed when a drunk driver struck the car she was operating. After a year of surgeries and attempts to come to terms with her feelings of guilt, she finds herself living the narrow life of a semi-recluse.

Her seclusion comes to an end when an old friend from college, Clarissa Hammett, asks Karen to help in the search for her missing sister, Justine.  Karen agrees, and she goes to live alone in the family’s summer home on the coast of southern Maine, which Justine was occupying at the time of her disappearance.  Karen even goes one step further and takes on Justine’s job as hostess in a local restaurant, hoping to learn more about the missing woman’s life from her co-workers.

Conversations with the sister’s estranged husband, her present boyfriend, and a mentally disturbed young girl on the beach, lead Karen to believe that Justine’s disappearance was not voluntary and that, if still alive, she may desperately need help. 


Excerpt:

The doctor’s strong blunt fingers slowly probed my face, reaching beneath the skin to detect the alignment of the bones. Since he had reconstructed my face after the accident, this was his customary low-tech way of checking on his work. Following the light from the lamp he wore on his forehead like a third eye, he then examined my skin, evaluating the success of the cosmetic surgeon. He carefully studied the two fine scars on my left cheek, then sat back. He raised my chair until we were on eye level, giving me a false feeling of equality.

He smiled. “Everything looks as good as new.”

I nodded. New was exactly the word, I looked far different from the old. My cheekbones were now higher, giving me a more sculpted look; my nose, which had a small bump in the middle since a childhood fall from a tree, was now straight and slender; and aside from the two small scars, my skin was as taut and smooth as when I’d been a teenager. At the age of thirty-five I was starting out new and definitely improved. All the previous flaws that had served to humanize me were now gone, and I was almost perfect. Perfect on the outside at least.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I have been a professor of philosophy for over thirty years. Most recently I retired from teaching at a small university in western Massachusetts.  For much of that time I have also written mystery and suspense fiction, starting with books for young adults and moving on to writing for adults.  I have had twenty-eight books published, fifteen of them in the last fifteen years as time has allowed me to write more. All are cozy in nature and suitable for any reader.
I live in western Massachusetts with my wife.  My hobbies include reading (of course) and going to the gym.  We also look forward to traveling to Maine and Cape May, New Jersey for our needed dose of the beach.


 
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Giveaway:

$10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC




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7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting me!

Victoria Alexander said...

Happy Monday, great post! Thanks for sharing :)

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

Congrats

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading the excerpt! Congrats on the tour and thank you for the giveaway.

Mary Preston said...

A very interesting blurb.

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