Happy Monday! Have I got a book for you! Gritty and dark! A serial killer is on the loose at a hotel where a family is having a ten year reunion. Lots of tension, lots of family politics, and of course, murder!
Today's Sneak Peek is from the mystery/suspense Weekends by Lindy S. Hudis.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
innocent-sounding family reunion at an exclusive California beach
resort turns into a weekend of murder, deceit, exposed secrets and
unexpected intimate encounters.
John Peterson has it all: He’s a
respected, successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer with a loving
wife and grown son, the strikingly handsome young film director Joe
Peterson. John also has a secret and he decides to gather his disparate
family members at the elegant Hotel Del Moor in picturesque Linda Bella,
California for some luxurious fun, togetherness and re-connecting
before revealing his secret. Unbeknownst to the family, a brutal serial
killer is lurking in the midst of all the wondrous festivities.
man woke up next to victim number twenty. He had tied her firmly to the
bedpost by her wrists and ankles, then passed out. She was nude, her
eyes red from crying, her face had a petrified look on it. Her nose was
also swollen and bloody from the repeated blows to the face.
met her at a local watering hole. She said her name was Lisa, and she
was beautiful – just the type. The man smiled, nodded, and feigned
interest in her pathetic little life. As she was babbling on and on
about how she was an aspiring actress, he reached in his front, right
pocket and pulled out his trusty pills. He plopped them into her drink
when she wasn’t looking. He sat back counting the minutes until the drug
Getting her out to a taxicab was so easy,
the cab driver just figured she was some drunk bar slut, and she was.
The man ordered the cab to take them a sleazy, roach infested motel in
Alphabet City, a seedy neighborhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Once there, he took the young woman, tied her up, and raped her until
the sun came up. As she started to come to, and realize what was going
on, she started to cry out for help. In New York, a woman can scream and
scream until her face turns blue – nobody would ever come. That was the
beauty of all this, the man thought. Just in case she did holler, he
duct-taped her mouth shut.
Now it was morning, and the
man was bored. He got up, showered, and dressed. The woman looked at
him, frightened and confused, as he pulled his jeans on. He checked his
watch and realized he needed to move quickly. “See ya.” He sneered at
her, and promptly walked out the door, leaving her tied and helpless.
The man had a plane to catch.
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