today’s book: The Visitor Plays a Game by Shawna Robison Young
Last week we kicked off the summer-long Road Trip Reads Giveaway where we will be visiting all 50 states on the pages of recently released books. Because road trips are always better with friends – and books – right? So grab your fave snacks, a cold soda or bottled water, an upbeat playlist and let’s head to…
today’s stop: Indiana
THE VISITOR PLAYS A GAME by Shawna Robison Young
SERIES: The Visitor Mysteries #4
GENRE: Inspirational Mystery/Suspense
PUBLISHER: Pursued Book: an imprint of Write Integrity Press, LLC
RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2023
How do a Yellow Mustang,
a missing dog,
and a game of Clue set up a murder?
Connie B. Wright must unravel this mystery.
Teagan Wright is determined to impress Aunt Connie. Her fondest hope is to work with her for the Wright Foundation, and organizing a small part of this elaborate fundraiser is a great opportunity to show off what she can do.But when her best friend is the victim of a hit and run, and her least favorite person winds up missing, Teagan becomes more focused on proving that she herself isn’t the one to blame.Then there’s the body that she finds . . .
Match wits with The Visitor as she weaves through a treacherous route to uncover a game master.
Teagan’s phone vibrated in her pocket. Ty.
“Did you find it? Are you on the way back?”
“I didn’t find it . . . I’m sorry. I’m about to pull into the parking lot.”
Teagan’s heart sank. “It’s okay. It’s my fault. I should have said something to Mrs. Dodger and Aunt Connie right away when I realized it was missing. You know you really should charge your phone. It’s not safe.”
“I know. I know, Mom.” His tone playful. “You and my actual mom have told me a thousand times. What if an axe murderer was after me and my phone was dead?”
“Or a psycho girlfriend?”
“Stop.” His voice no longer playful.
“What? Lacey is crazy.”
“You don’t know her.”
“Of course, I do. She’s tormented and bullied me since fifth grade. If I could get rid of Lacey and hide the body so she couldn’t fool another person into thinking she’s so great, I would. I mean I watch enough crime shows, I could totally get away with it.”
“You are not funny.”
“I’m not trying to be. I don’t like her. I don’t see how you could date someone who has treated me, your best friend, so awful all these years.”
“She’s different now. Get to know her.”
“No. Thank you.” Teagan shook her head.
“I’m telling you after her mom died last year, it’s changed her. You two have a lot in common now.”
Teagan balled her fist. “Did you really just bring up our mothers’ deaths like we should bond over these horrific tragedies? Ty, you are so clueless sometimes. You infuriate me. You and Lacey deserve each other. You are digging your own grave, you know it.”
“Look, I have enough to deal with right now without your condescending comments.”
Someone behind her cleared their throat. Teagan turned.
Claire pointed toward the ballroom. “Mrs. Dodger is looking for you.”
Teagan nodded. “Look Ty. I’ve got to go. I’ll meet you in the parking lot in a minute.”
His car door slammed. “Don’t bother. I’ll see you inside.”
“Don’t be like that. You know we always enter this fundraiser together.”
“Not this year. You go do what you have to do. I’m going to stand out here for a minute and cool off. I’ll be in a minute.”
“What the heck?” Fear rang in his voice. “What are you doing? Stop! Stop!” He shouted.
“Ty, what’s going on?”
A scuffle ensued. Was Ty running or was someone attacking him?
Teagan darted toward the door.
The sound from her friend and the groaning that followed picked up her pace.
She ran out the back door and looked around the parking lot.
Where was he? “Ty!” she called.
Then she spied his car in the crowded lot.
She ran forward and slid to a stop.
Several yards from his vehicle, Ty lay limp on the ground covered in blood. She looked around. She found no one, only a parking lot full of empty cars. She dialed 9-1-1 before she fell by Ty’s side.
He was unresponsive. She needed to retrieve the first-aid kit and a blanket from her car. “Ty, I’ll be back.” She choked on her tears as she pushed herself to leave him.
Shawna Robison Young, The Visitor Plays a Game
© 2023. Used by permission.
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What about you? What makes you want to read The Visitor Plays a Game by Shawna Robison Young? Have you ever visited Indiana?