9.29.2013

#SnippetSunday #8Sunday - 09.29.13

SNIPPET SUNDAY

Each Sunday, fellow writers on the Facebook page, Snippet Sunday, share excerpts from their work on their blogs. To read more follow this link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnippetSunday/461163367303186.

This week's snippet comes from Deceptions of the Heart. Click on cover for purchase link.




Here's the set up...

Rhonda has just come back from a lunch meeting with Anson's daughter Marnie. After their hostile encounter, she is even more confused about Jennifer and the antagonism toward her from everyone in her life. Once she is back at the Cristobal's house, she confronts the housekeeper, Sudha, hoping to gain more information.

Here's the eight...


Sudha’s dark head was bent over her work as she chopped a variety of brightly-colored peppers. A plate of meat cut into cubes, raw and seeping blood, sat at her elbow. A steamer of rice stood ready on the counter.

“What are you cooking?” I asked.

    The blade drew across wood and then empty air. Her chest rose and fell before she set the knife on the cutting board, turning toward me. “Do not startle me with a knife in my hands. That is very dangerous.” She smiled, but there was no light in her eyes—only a mysterious smoldering fire, dark and foreboding.

I hope you enjoyed this snippet from Deceptions of the Heart. Here is what one reviewer had to say about the book...

This is indeed a quick and refreshing read. Such complexities and intrigues are uncommon in most Mystery books. I also like that it is a psychological novel with a lot of mind games leading to unraveling the mystery (think a little bit of Gone Girl by Flynn). I’m surprised this book isn’t getting the popularity it deserves. I commend Moncrief’s plotting skills in this novel. If you enjoy thriller and mystery, you would thoroughly love this book – I found this book gripping, utterly suspenseful, intriguing and exhilarating. Vera at http://verasreadingblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/de

Deceptions of the Heart can be purchased at this Amazon link. Check out my other books on Amazon.








12 comments:

  1. Oh great tension building! Sudha obviously is up to something. The knife in her hand says it all.

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    1. You are so right, Frank. Sudha is definitely up to something. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. That's very good advice! Still, I suspect there's more behind it than simple warning...

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    1. Oh, you are so right! Thanks for stopping by, Misa.

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  3. This seems a bit dangerous. The woman has a knife.

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    1. And she's not afraid to use it.... Thanks for stopping by, Linda.

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  4. Great visuals. (And whatever she's cooking sounds good and now I'm hungry!)

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    1. Ah, the dish is named and described later in the chapter. Thanks for stopping by, PT.

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  5. Sounds like Sudha uses a knife for more than coking.

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    1. Sudha is handy with a knife...among other things. Thanks for stopping by, Sue Ann.

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