today’s book: Yuletide Cold Case Cover-Up
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Today’s first featured book is a heart-in-your-throat romantic suspense, and author Jessica R. Patch shares an excerpt!
YULETIDE COLD CASE COVER-UP by Jessica R. Patch
SERIES: Cold Case Investigators #3
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021
The mystery of her sister’s death
is about to reveal some deadly answers…
When her sister’s remains are found just before Christmas, cold case agent Poppy Holliday is determined to solve the years-old murder—even if it turns the killer’s sights on her. But her investigation with her straitlaced partner, Rhett Wallace, is stirring up the town’s old memories—and bitter grudges. And this killer will do anything to keep secrets buried…
“Poppy!” he cried, his throat raspy and raw. Finally reaching her, he lay over her to shield her from further debris and brushed hair from her filthy face, which was stained with blood. “Poppy,” he said again as he felt for a pulse, relieved when he registered one. His heart rate increased, knowing she could be severely injured. He caressed her cheek and whispered her name again as he laid his brow on hers, thanking God she was at least alive.
A painful moan passed through her lips.
“Talk to me, Poppy.”
She raised a weak hand and rested it on his cheek, the most tender she’d ever been with him. And it shifted places he didn’t realize were even inside him. “Get off me,” she muttered.
Her words finally registered and he actually laughed. He should have known she wasn’t being emotional. But it had done something to him, which he couldn’t deny—but he was going to do his best. “We have to get out of here,” he said. “Can you move?”
“If you get off me,” she said through a faint grin.
Right. He removed his protective weight from her but remained shielding her just in case. Suddenly, she bolted upright, fear in her eyes—probably the reality of what had happened and the still present danger. “Was it a bomb?”
“No. Strategic bullet to the gas tank.”
The whir of a four-wheeler or motorcycle sounded, and a red blur headed for them. In the distance, the screech of a siren signaled that the police and ambulance had been notified.
Poppy rubbed her lower back and grimaced. “This is turning out to be the second-worst lead-up to a holiday I’ve ever experienced.”
Jessica R. Patch, Yuletide Cold Case Cover-Up
© 2021, Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly Bestselling author Jessica R. Patch is known for her dry wit and signature twists. When she’s not hunched over her laptop, you can find her cozy on the couch in her mid-south home reading books by her favorite authors, watching movies with her family, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter “Patched In” at www.jessicarpatch.com.
Jessica R. Patch is offering a print copy of Yuletide Cold Case Cover-Up and Cold Case Puzzles to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read Yuletide Cold Case Cover-Up by Jessica R. Patch?