Cassie loves her life on the river with Tom and her friends. She feels Tom has her wrapped in a safe and protected cocoon of love. But her world is jarred when the phone calls begin. Cassie hesitates to tell Tom about them knowing he’ll over react and she will be the one under ‘house arrest’. But when the calls go from annoying to frightening she has no choice. Tom brings in the police to find out who is behind the harassment and make plans to keep Cassie safe, but he’s too late – Cassie is gone without a trace.
The police began an all our search, but there are few clues to go on. Will life on the river ever be the same again?
Excerpt from Cassie’s Ordeal
I’d stepped outside to see where Willow was, and was just coming back in when I heard Sue shout, “Who the hell is this?”
I hurried into the kitchen to see Sue standing there with the phone in her hand. I didn’t need to ask to realize she had just received a call from my harassing caller. Sue looked truly rattled.
“You just got called a bitch, didn’t you? Don’t worry, this creep’s called a couple of times before. He seems harmless. What did he say?”
“He said, ‘I’ll get back what’s mine, or I’ll get you, bitch.’ That was the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard. Damn, Cassie, you say he’s called before? What did Tom say?”
“I’ve don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it to Tom. Sue, relax, okay. It was just a phone call.”
“That wasn’t just a phone call. That was a threat! What do you mean you haven’t told Tom? How often does he call?” I could tell Sue was really upset, and I tried to calm her down.
“It’s some old drunk that got this number by mistake, I’m guessing. He tells me I’m a thief and calls me a bitch. The first time it happened I had totally forgotten about it by the time Tom got home. He’s called a couple more times. He probably calls every time he ties one on, and evidently he doesn’t drink all that much.” I laughed. But I couldn’t get Sue to see any humor in it. She was rattled and that’s not like Sue.
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The Cassie books don’t have to be read in order – feel free to jump in anywhere. But if you like to read in order the first four can be found in the Cassie Box Set. It’s on sale right now for $6.99. And the first book, Cassie’s Space is on sale for .99 cent.
Thanks Donna – this book is really special to me. I hope some of your readers will enjoy it.
This was one of my favorites – especially Sue’s part 😉