By Patricia Gussin
One is the loneliest number.Nine years in the past, Katie and Scott Monroe have been blessed past their wildest desires with exact triplets, Sammie, Alex, and Jackie. 3 appealing daughters and adoring mom and dad shaped the picture-perfect occasion of 5. yet this tight-knit relatives unravels whilst the 3 little women visit see a film, yet just one emerges from the darkness of the theatre. How may perhaps Sammie and Alex vanish with no trace?Plunged into the abyss of a parent's worst worry, Katie and Scott cling via a thread-waiting, caring, now not understanding, and confronting the terrifying cognizance that the abduction won't were a random act.Who took Sammie and Alex? Why? the place are they? whilst will they be stumbled on? And what if they're by no means stumbled on, or now not came across alive? while Jackie, the remainder triplet, crumbles less than the burden of grief and survivor's guilt, Katie and Scott fight to carry out wish and carry directly to what continues to be in their family.Until-or unless-Sammie and Alex are stumbled on secure, this picture-perfect kin cannot be placed again jointly back.
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To her surprise, Plummer leaned forward, elbows on this desk, and fixed his eyes on hers. ” “My other granddaughter, their cousin, Danielle,” Lucy nodded to the older girl, “took all three girls to the movies in the mall. Danielle and Jackie went to Star Wars and Sammie and Alex to Night in the Museum right next door. ” Danielle spoke for the first time in a voice strained and low. Her brown eyes were smudged with mascara, and when she spoke, one hand kept twisting the charm bracelet on her other arm.
But as complacent as Katie was about attracting attention, she was adamant about not letting the girls out of her sight. She’d seen enough atrocities to convince her that evil can lurk beneath a thin veneer of assumed innocence. Agent Streeter was waiting for the Monroe parents in a small office off the mall manager’s suite. Head bowed, he massaged his temples, trying to dispel the irrational. Two nine-year-old girls were missing. How would he react if they were his? How could he comfort Marianne?
Lucy Jones jerked to attention when the heavyset man in a rumpled brown suit barged into the cramped mall security office. She still gripped the phone on the desk with one hand while holding onto her granddaughter, Jackie, trembling at her side. Her other granddaughter, Danielle, stood back, her slim shoulders slumped, her head bent into tented hands. “Clarence Plummer,” the man announced. “Director of security. ” Plummer swung his massive frame into the chair behind the desk, motioning for Lucy to take the lone client chair.
And Then There Was One by Patricia Gussin