Title: GHOST RIVER
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
When Veronica’s quiet new life is interrupted by murder, mystery and ghosts, she must prove the innocence of a friend by using clues from the ghosts to find the real killer, before the killer finds her first.
If God had meant for humans to live on the water, we would have fins like Aquaman
and hair that doesn’t frizz.
Since I had neither, I wasn’t getting out of my car.
Then the wailing started. Fitzgerald, my none-too-patient cat, was tired of her kitty
carrier and wanted out. Now. I had the carrier seat-belted in the back, surrounded by
suitcases, boxes and anything else I could find for packing. My whole life was in my car.
Well, my old life. My new life was outside the car, and it scared me.
The cat upped her wailing to rock concert level, while the large iced tea from lunch
started to make demands on my bladder. I unlocked my door; it was time.
Grabbing the cat carrier and as many suitcases as I could carry, I walked over to the
entrance to Mary’s Marina, my new home. The marina was on a river. Not one of those
cute little friendly rivers, this was a serious river—big, wide and deep. The ramp down
to the marina was steep and worn. It had railings on both sides, but it was a long way
down to the dock and the houses.
The waves pushed up against the dock, making the ramp sway to and fro. I stood
there and swayed with the ramp, hypnotized by the motion. My stomach swayed, too, and
my face started to feel green around the edges.