Samiksha Bhattacharjee: Legal Crime

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Legal Crime. I’m sharing an extract from the book with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for providing the extract.

Blurb:

This exciting and captivating page-turner transports you into the fascinating story of sixteen-year-old aspiring singer Fiona Watson who runs away from her family, oblivious to the dangers outside her shielded comfort zone. As she journeys through her new world, leaving her past behind and determined to find a new identity, she uncovers surprising secrets buried deep within her long ago… How do her new friends link to her past? What secrets are they hiding behind their misleading smiles? How much of herself has she really left behind? And how will she cope when she realises that she has made a huge mistake… one that could ruin her forever?

Extract:

Preface – 23 June 2003

Emily was only twenty-three years old, but she sure knew that having a baby was both a painful and overwhelming experience, and I’m pretty sure that’s because she had just experienced it herself. She hugged her new-born baby close to her and could feel a tremendous wave of joy hit her as she looked at the tiny baby, hardly believing it all. Emily touched the crimson-coloured hair. ‘Now, my darling rest a bit… you’ve been through a lot…’ Peter Watson said, as he caressed his daughter’s cheek. ‘I shall call you,’ she whispered into the big blue eyes, so similar to her own ones, ‘Fiona.’ ‘I love it. My Fiona.’OUR Fiona.’Peter and Emily Watson had never felt so happy in their life, not even on their wedding day, and that was a hard day to beat. The peaceful song of the birds drifted in the air alongside any summertime pollen. It came so magically, just like any flute, though it was as improvised as an unscripted performance, and as soulful as love’s first kiss. At that very moment they were present, still and open. Nothing would be taken away from them, their happiness wouldn’t tear apart, their daughter would remain as perfect as a starry sky’s reflection on the surface of a calm river in the bright moonlight. It would all stay the same, would it not? Would it not? Sorry, but this little girl has a big rollercoaster ahead of her, and she’s going to be the first one to ride it. I would know personally.

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Legal Crime is available from Amazon.

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