A novella. Built from the newsletter serial One Who Cried Wolf #1-3.
Hey, I’m Rachel and just so you know up front, I’ve got a mouth on me. Not in public – when I can help it. Cussing is bad for the image of a bona fide guru of self-help, or that which I call “the bullsh*t I write.”
Only, I’m not so sure it’s bullsh*t, because in trying it out, I got my eyesight back after 20 years. Yeah, the corneal tissue came from a serial killer, and yeah, I started seeing his crimes. But still, eyesight.
I also have the hottest detective in the universe attached to my proverbial – and, okay, wider than I’d like – hip. I got his 2 nephews with the package and I couldn’t fu-freaking love Jeremy and Josh more if I was their mother, which I’m way too young to be.
That’s a lie, Rache. They’re twelve and eighteen. You’re thirty –
Don’t interrupt, Inner B*tch, I’m on a roll.
I also have my amazing bulldog, Myrtle. I understand her. She’s blind like I used to be.
And I got a little something extra with my cornea transplant. “It’s a blessing and a curse,” said the greatest TV detective ever.
Only my something extra was... let’s say down. And one of Josh’s sixth-going-into-seventh-grade pals has been kidnapped. The sick prick snatched him off his bicycle and left a note behind. “Wait for instructions.” Only none ever came.
What a time for my antennae to be out of whack!
So my wires are down, there’s a kid missing, I’m bathing in my pity pool, and things get even worse. A big celebrity psychic shows up to help the cops find the missing kid. In my town.
So there’s all that. But I’m out of room, so... just get the book, and I’ll tell you the rest.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling, RITA® Award winning Author Maggie Shayne published 62 novels and 22 novellas for five major publishers over the course of 22 years. She also spent a year writing for American daytime TV dramas Guiding Light and As the World Turns, and was offered the position of co-head writer of the former; an offer she tearfully turned down. It was scary, turning down an offer that big. But in March 2014, she did something even scarier. She left her job with the world’s largest publisher, and went “indie.” And it has gone so well that by July 2015 she had incorporated her new business, Thunderfoot Publishing Inc. She’s never enjoyed her career more.
Brown and de Luca consists of five primary books, and includes two additional books that complement the series but are not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.