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Dark series, Book 1
by J.G. Sumner
A motorcycle crash forces Skyler Smith into Laney Pearson’s hospital, barely clinging to life…
As a trauma nurse, Laney works with surgeon Josh Stone to bring Skyler back from the brink of death and toward recovery. But what initially looks like nothing more than a freak accident may turn out to be much more dangerous—and maybe even deadly.
In the years they’ve worked together, Laney has never given Josh the time of day…
She thinks he’s nothing more than a pompous doctor looking for another notch to add to his belt. But caring for Skyler brings the pair closer, and Laney lets down her guard, allowing them the chance to find happiness together in the midst of so much destruction. But someone doesn’t want them to be happy. Someone wants Laney gone.
Threats might derail their love before it really starts…
As the couple tries to build their budding relationship, Laney begins to receive menacing messages. And when she and Josh learn that Skyler’s accident is anything but unintentional, they fight to balance finding the would-be killer with keeping keep Laney safe from her stalker. But each wild turn takes them further away from the truth…and each other.
Can Laney and Josh discover who is behind the violent acts, or is each guess they make nothing more than a shot in the dark?
Some accidents aren’t accidental…
“Officer, do you have a minute?” Stephen turned toward Josh.
“Yes, of course. How can I help you?”
Josh got up from the desk and motioned for the police officer to follow him around the corner. Once they got out of earshot, Josh spoke. “Has Laney called you today?”
Officer Miller looked slightly perplexed. “Laney… You mean the nurse in the emergency department?”
Josh had to keep from rolling his eyes. “Yes.”
“No, I haven’t heard from her. Why?”
“Apparently, someone has been leaving her flowers and notes on her doorstep for a few days. She didn’t think anything of it and actually thought they were from me. I found the most recent one this morning when I was leaving. This one had two dead roses and the note was threatening.”
“So, you and Laney are an item.” Officer Miller seemed surprised. “What did the note say?”
Josh was grinning like a little schoolboy. The officer now knew he and Laney were an item. “It was juvenile. But it said, ‘Roses are red, violets are blue, and that other man can never be with you.’ ”
“It sounds to me like it is a threat more toward you and not her.”
“If it’s a threat toward me, why would that person leave them on her doorstep?”
“Perhaps so you will find them and stay away from her. Do you know what the other notes said?”
“Yeah.” Josh recited the poems.
“It sounds to me like this person knows Laney and, quite frankly, has a fascination with her. Does she have any idea who would be sending these?”
“She claims she has no idea. She says she hasn’t even dated anyone in several months and has never even brought a guy to the apartment she’s living in right now.”
“So that means this person has been following her.”
“That’s my feeling exactly.”
“Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot I can do about it. The guy hasn’t threatened any harm to her. What area does she live in?”
Of course he couldn’t help; this was a waste of Josh’s time. “She lives in the Sabre Springs area.”
“That’s out of my jurisdiction. She would need to file a report with San Diego Police Department. Then at least there would be a paper trail started if things continued to escalate. They can also increase surveillance in that area and maybe catch the person.”
“Do you have any contacts with San Diego PD we could talk to?”
“Actually, I do have a friend who would probably help her out. Call the department and ask for Ed Neal. He’s a detective. I don’t know the next day he’s working, but I’ll give him a call too so that he can have a heads up.”
“Thank you. I really appreciate it.” Maybe Stephen wasn’t so bad after all.
“No problem. I’d advise Laney to keep her doors and windows locked and try not to go out at night by herself.”
“Well, I told her not to go anywhere by herself. Who knows what this guy is capable of.”
“Does Laney live by herself or does she have a roommate?”
“She lives alone. I’m going to have her stay with me tonight.”
“That’s not a bad idea. Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to assist you. I’m sorry I can’t be more help.”
“No, I really appreciate your advice. We’ll definitely call your friend in the department.”
“Sounds good.” Stephen began to walk away and then turned back. “Take care of her. You’ve got a good one.” He smiled at Josh.
“Don’t I know it,” Josh mumbled as he turned to go round on his other patients.
JG Sumner is a Registered Nurse who went rogue. As good as she was at starting IV’s, she enjoys writing the down the stories in her head even more. Most of the time the characters won’t stop pestering her until she has them down on paper.JG can often be found with a glass of red wine or prosecco in front of her computer. When she’s not creating, she enjoys the outdoors hiking, bike riding, snowboarding, and camping.
JG has a very dry sense of humor, and should never be taken too seriously. She loves to hear from her fans, and even those who aren’t and would love to hear your opinion on her books.
JG writes romantic suspense/thrillers including: A Shot in the Dark, Into the Light, The Surrender Trilogy including Surrender, Shattered, and Saved which will be available through Limitless Publishing soon.
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