Here’s a new one from Liza O’Connor!
A Better Life (Angel’s Trial Book 3) by Liza O’Connor.
Angel’s husband had barely left the country when the first attempt on her life occurred. Fortunately, Anna was at home and shot the man as he entered through a window that for some reason had been left open. Now a dead body chilled in the basement freezer.
Angel had always known this day would come. She had lived in fear of this day for the last five years. The terrorists had somehow discovered her identity. By the sounds of gunshots outside the house, she knew her nightmare was far from over. Any thought of her living a normal life from here-on wasn’t possible. God only knows what would happen to her and her children now.
Discover the new life of the extraordinary forensic auditor named Angel. She can locate improperly acquired money better than anyone. Unfortunately, that puts her and her children at serious risk.
Nor does her love life work nearly as well as her forensic abilities. Men are constantly using, then betraying her. Still, she remains positive and optimistic. Now that she is officially dead, living deep within a mountain, she hopes she and her children will be safe.
To her surprise, the biggest threat is not from criminals, but her husband, who has ordered her to be killed.
Bright lights jolted Angel awake. The glare was painful, causing her eyes to squeeze shut.
Please God, let this be part of my rescue.
“Out! Quickly,” a hard voice demanded.
Whoever the man was, soldier or terrorist, he’d managed to terrify all the children, making them scamper further into the van.
“Stop it!” Derrick scolded. “We are almost safe. Don’t screw it up now.”
Evidently tired of waiting, the man grabbed Angel’s arm and pulled her from the van. He blinded her by shining his flashlight in her face. “Is this the package?”
Derrick replied. “Yes.”
The hard-voiced man gripped her arm and forcefully pulled her away.
Stevie and Tommy called out for her. The terror in their voices turned her rebellious. With all her strength, she tried to wrench her arm from the man’s grip.
“Stop it!” he barked. “You will see your children once you’ve been processed.” He then yanked her forward.
Angel attempted to scream, but only a second of her anguish was heard before she was slammed to the ground and her mouth was taped. Yanked to her feet, she stumbled alongside the angry man, his grip never once loosening on her arm.
They walked forever down a dimly lit concrete corridor with creepy spider webs stretched at angles from the ceiling to the walls, creating almost a dome effect. She sensed they were underground, but she had no proof, except for her feeling she was walking to her coffin.
Was it possible that after all she’d done for Derrick, he had betrayed her?
She couldn’t believe it. His children were his whole life and they came too. Perhaps Mr. Hard Voice was a good guy, just one with no patience for frightened children and protective mothers.
Working upon that theory, she stopped resisting and tried to stay up with his fast pace.
If he noticed her improved cooperation, she couldn’t tell. His painful grip on her arm didn’t change.
About the Author
Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.
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