By Emilie Richards
Meet the novel Aggie Sloan-Wilcox, a minister's spouse along with her personal calling: aiding bothered souls short of justice. whilst the bare physique of a murdered girl turns up on Aggie's entrance porch--and suspicion falls on Aggie's husband--she does not have a prayer of clearing his identify until she will discover the reality in a city no longer identified for confessing its sins.
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She covered the receiver. “Do you want her to come over and take us through the house? ” I wasn’t sure how things had gotten to this point. Wasn’t this a job for the police? On the other hand, what kind of lead did they have? I’d seen an SUV in the driveway. Roussos hadn’t been impressed. How long would it take before someone got around to checking inside the house? How about forever? Lucy didn’t wait for my reply. “Well, I think I’ll just check it out before I take my clients. ” She listened, said her good-byes, and hung up.
My body’s not quite fashionably thin—I have boobs that make “dartless” clothing a joke. I’m not quite pretty, although I suspect this never deterred a man, who only saw the boobs anyway. And in my opinion, this particular “not quite” was a blessing. I gave up trying to compete with other women once I realized I was not quite in the contest. I developed other parts of myself. Parts that are clearly going to waste in Emerald Springs. “I think I hear a car,” Ed said. In a rush I remembered everything I hadn’t done.
We climbed side by side. On the landing we peered into the second-floor hallway. Floors that needed finishing. Walls that needed painting. Nothing sinister. Four bedrooms lined the hallway and a large bathroom sat at the end. We started on our right. The bedrooms were small and mercifully clear of most furniture. Overhead light fixtures illuminated the corners that sunlight didn’t. The rooms were unkempt but undisturbed. Except for the final one. This was the largest of the four with the closest access to the bathroom.
Blessed Is the Busybody by Emilie Richards