by Kate Weller from Mary Ellis’s Hiding in Plain Sight
Hey, y’all, I’m Kate Weller, lucky new employee at Price Investigations. I say lucky because these guys are good. So maybe if learn the ropes I can stay alive long enough to solve my case, get paid, then move on to the next assignment in a new town. Because someone’s trying to kill me…and I’m not exactly sure why.
Let me explain how this whole mess started….I was on my way out to Tybee Island to my mentor-and-friend’s engagement party when some nutcase tries to run me off the road. This wasn’t an ordinary case of road rage where someone speeds around you and cuts back in too close because you’d been driving too slow. This nutcase seriously tried to force my car off the causeway into the bay. First chance I got, I turned off the highway into a deserted marina where there’s more weeds than boats. Not wishing to await my fate inside my banged-up car, I jump out and look for a place to hide. With every building locked up I’ve got nowhere to go but into the marsh. The dark, cold, smelly marsh with crawly things nibbling my toes. If ruining my favorite pair of shoes wasn’t bad enough, I watch in horror as the lunatic pushes my car down the boat ramp into the waterway.
“Hey, Kathryn, or Kate, or Katrina,” yells the lunatic. “Or whatever you’re calling yourself these days. Come on out, so we chat about old times.”
Then shots cut through the sawgrass over my head, convincing me of two things: This guy knows me from somewhere and he means business. I sure hope my new friends at Price Investigations can figure this mystery out before I become just another murder to solve.
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Ellis is a member of NEO Sisters in Crime and lives in Ohio with her husband, dog and cat. She can be found atand on Facebook at Mary.Ellis.Author.