Why was the three story brick estate boarded up?
Who had lived there in the past?
Who owned it now and what did he/she plan to do with this lovely, family home?
The hero soon emerged in my mind, a successful but troubled man who has forgotten how to smile.
Then he meets a winsome almost-five little girl and can't keep from smiling.
Her mother is a different story. He says "No!" every way he knows how to her insistent requests to photograph his boarded up house, but gutsy young woman and her precocious daughter never give up on him.
Why was this reclusive man so sad? I wondered and started digging into his past. That's when I discovered the terrible tragedy that changed the life of the four-year-old little boy who once lived in his now- unoccupied estate.
Mystery is my favorite genre to read, and writing this dark romance came easy for me until the ghost of the homeowner's mother strolled through my manuscript.
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