Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Deerborn Series

Murielle Gingras

When a long-time resident is killed on the mountain bordering the sleepy small town of Bon Resi, Sybil Deerborn, a curious resident, starts her amateur investigation. Uncovering one secret raises several deadly questions, all pointing to a certain old acquaintance Sybil dislikes. As she continues her sleuthing, she is surprised by how little she knows about her own town. Apparently Bon Resi isn't quite as sleepy as she thought. And when she starts seeing strange black shapes with golden eyes lurking on the mountain, Sybil wonders if she is losing her mind...or if her life might be in danger.

Age Rating: 18+ (Extreme Violence/Gore, Violence Against Women, Violent Death)

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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Deerborn Series

Murielle Gingras

When a long-time resident is killed on the mountain bordering the sleepy small town of Bon Resi, Sybil Deerborn, a curious resident, starts her amateur investigation. Uncovering one secret raises several deadly questions, all pointing to a certain old acquaintance Sybil dislikes. As she continues her sleuthing, she is surprised by how little she knows about her own town. Apparently Bon Resi isn't quite as sleepy as she thought. And when she starts seeing strange black shapes with golden eyes lurking on the mountain, Sybil wonders if she is losing her mind...or if her life might be in danger.

Age Rating: 18+ (Extreme Violence/Gore, Violence Against Women, Violent Death)

1: A Life Lost

Book One: Deerborn

Prologue

SMASH.

That was all it took to blow my cover. My weight had been too much for the glass windows on the roof, which had inevitably given way.

I tumbled through, falling onto the hard cement below. As soon as I hit the ground, my breath escaped me. I had completely knocked the wind out of my lungs, choking on each desperate gasp.

Grasping at my sides, hoping I could find a way to quicken the process, I pushed myself through the shards of glass on the floor.

In the distance, I could hear the echoes of feet being laid carefully on the ground, approaching me as every second passed.

I coughed up a little bit of blood onto my chin, my lungs restricting.

I wheezed painfully, trying to pull myself together.

I thanked whatever god was out there for giving us a full moon tonight as it cascaded gently through the open roof and into the building.

It illuminated some of the darkness, making it easier for me to identify my surroundings.

Then a door at the other side of the large room pried open, the metal squealing. A figure appeared, but I couldn’t make out whether it was male or female.

It took a few steps cautiously toward me, and that’s when I knew.

My entire world felt like it was crashing down around me.

The truth was standing right in front of me.

“You?” I stammered, just barely able to vocalize the word.

That’s when I knew the truth…

Never trust anyone.

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