of her high school graduation, Ellie Morales is spending her summer vacation in
the mountains of Western North Carolina with her dad and brother, Jonah. Having
lost their mother only months earlier, all of them are trying to cope with the
loss in their own way.Part routine, part escape, running is Ellie’s way of dealing with her grief.
Shortly after sunrise each morning, Ellie and her dog, Bosco, set out for a
lengthy run on the path that passes by her house and leads deep into the woods
of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One fateful morning, Ellie is lead off of the
trail and discovers a secret that will change her life, as well as the lives of
the family she meets, forever. One member of this mysterious family is Sam
Gantry, who seems unlike any guy she’s ever known.
This meeting sparks a series of events, causing Ellie to question everything
she’s ever known and believed. The more she learns about Sam and his family,
the more she wants to help him find the missing puzzle pieces.
McCrimmon has come up with. It is different and fun and before long you are so
caught up in the story you feel as if you are really there. That is power of a
talented author… This story is a must read!” – Mandy, I Read Indie
He jerked Ellie off of the floor and wrapped his arm around her neck narrowing her path for air. “Your fate is sealed.” He held his gun up to her head. She tried to fight him off. “I wouldn’t do that if I were you.” He squeezed harder. She gasped, choking for air. Blood pounded in her ears. The air in her lungs was withering away, and everything around her was turning darker and darker. The nightmare she had over and over again had become her reality.
About the Author
I’m a Florida native who currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina with my husband and toy poodle. When I’m not writing, I can be found drinking Earl Grey tea with honey and cream, singing ineptly and butchering the lyrics to my favorite songs, and asking my friends ridiculous, hypothetical scenario-based questions.