Third Book in the Murder by the Sea series. .A rose sunrise, an azure sea at twilight, a lazy day fishing. It sounds like paradise. But just because Carrie lives on an island where life's pace is a little slower, doesn't mean that the age old struggles between right and wrong or good an bad don't exist. Sometimes the lines are blurred. Sometimes things are justified. But sometimes the evil is so blatant it can't be ignored
Thallasophile - lover of the ocean.
That's me. I have a strong affinity for that entity and express those feelings through my writing--my books. They may span many genres but are all connected to the place I call home.
Genres published: historical fiction, literary, murder, essays--they all are set on Topsail Island where I grew up. It is my way of perserving this wonderful place and the people with whom I share my life.
The first book in the Murder by the Sea series is WATERLOGGED. Don Belkin is a former Marine, now a detective with the Surf City Police Dept. He's a conflicted man, to say the least, as he struggles to accept his past and find solace in the small beach town. Bitterness runs deep between the locals who have populated the area for generations and the "new" folks who think they've found paradise. Oh, Topsail Island may be the perfect tourist attraction, but in the summer it's just plain MURDER. (there are 5 more books in the series)
Writing Estelle was not easy and I meet often with a psychologist friend of mine to make sure she was on track.
In this excerpt, she is really pissed. How dare someone not consult her when making decisions. I guess we've all known people like that, but Estelle takes it to another level.
Now Estelle was sure. She would follow through with her plans. How dare they make decisions without consulting her. How dare Theo make a decision with Emily only. It burned her to the core and she felt the heat rising to her face. Her skin puckered with bumps as she felt Theo’s betrayal sink into her pores. Catching herself glaring at Emily, she quickly turned the reaction to a bright and broad smile.