Broken Promises

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic
When someone close to one of the detectives is assaulted, they are determined to catch the perpetrator and put him behind bars. But when personal issues arise, the case becomes more difficult to solve than they expected.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Submitted: December 19, 2018

The Philadelphia streets were unusually quiet for this time of the day as the sunlight peeked through the one bedroom apartment. Sarah ... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: December 19, 2018

Sarah felt a pressure in her head as she slowly opened her eyes. The blinding white light wasn't helping, so she closed her eyes hoping... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: December 19, 2018

There was glass everywhere. Sarah's hand shook as she stared at the wooden floor in her kitchen. She arrived home from the hospital two... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: December 19, 2018

Everything was silent as Chris looked out of the interview room. He thought about running after Sarah and telling her that everything w... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: December 27, 2018

Sarah thought about the man's tattoo as she briskly walked down the Philadelphia sidewalk. The tattoo wasn't in the same place as the m... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: January 03, 2019

The ground was peppered with trash as Detective Adam Darwood and Detective Jake Milling walked up to a townhouse with a bright red door... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: January 10, 2019

"What's this?" Rose said glancing at a cardboard box on her desk. "I'm not sure. By the way, it's not just addressed to you either" D... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: January 17, 2019

Sarah could see a black SUV through her living room window. The car was tinted a midnight black, but Adam stepped out of the car to tak... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: January 24, 2019

Chris sat at his desk in his office typing up notes about the client he just saw. A knock on his door interrupted him, "Sorry to bother... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: January 31, 2019

Sarah woke up to her alarm blaring in her ears. Turning it off she laid back in bed wanting to sleep for a few more hours. She was nerv... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: February 07, 2019

Sarah stepped out of the car, pushed her red knitted scarf close to her neck as she walked inside the skyscraper. She didn't bother to ... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: February 14, 2019

"FVSA open up!" Detective Adam yelled hitting his fist on the door. "Maybe he's not home?" David said shrugging his shoulders. "W... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: February 21, 2019

The cars honking gave Sarah a headache, so she closed her eyes. "The light's green you idiot!" Jake yelled at the car in front of him... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: February 27, 2019

Greg took another puff of his cigarette and looked up at the clouded Philadelphia sky. His grandmother was inside the yarn store. Knitt... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: March 06, 2019

“What are you doing here?” Sarah said placing her cup of tea on the wooden table in front of her. She was disgusted at the sight of... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: March 14, 2019

By the time David and Rose arrived at the crime scene the rain, sleet and snow had settled to just flurries. Rose stepped out of the pa... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: March 21, 2019

The afternoon sunlight peaked through Chris’s bedroom window as he opened his eyes. He reached out to see if Sarah was beside him, bu... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: March 28, 2019

Sarah brushed her teeth as she looked at herself in the bathroom mirror. She was so tired, from tossing and turning the night before. S... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: April 04, 2019

Another window shattered as David shot another round of bullets. He couldn’t see Greg, who would peak through one of the windows and ... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Submitted: April 18, 2019

Chris checked the reservation before completing the purchase on his laptop. He packed his suitcase, leaving a little bit of room... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: April 25, 2019

David took off his winter coat and laid it across a white plastic chair beside him. He leaned his head against the wall and couldn’t ... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: May 09, 2019

Sarah woke up to the sound of humming. It was just above a whisper, but its melody was soothing. She pulled the fleece blanket away fro... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Submitted: May 16, 2019

Greg darted his eyes from the metal table as one of the prison doors opened. Detective Adam Darwood and Detective Jake Milling strolled... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Submitted: May 30, 2019

Sarah sat on a porch swing in the enclosed porch of their rented cabin in Lancaster. She could see for miles over the flatland covered ... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Submitted: June 19, 2019

Chris watched as his wife brushed past him and walked out of the kitchen. As he cleaned up the dishes from breakfast his mind wandered ... Read Chapter

Chapter 26

Submitted: July 10, 2019

David sat by Rose’s side as she slept. His mind replayed the conversation he had with the doctor only a few minutes before. Rose wasn... Read Chapter

Chapter 27

Submitted: August 15, 2019

Greg clenched the clear plastic cup as he drank the remaining of his lukewarm water. Most of the prisoners had left the chow hall as Gr... Read Chapter

Chapter 28

Submitted: August 29, 2019

Sarah only had gotten sick twice in the morning. She and Chris were en route to a local buffet at the edge of town. “The buffet costs... Read Chapter

Chapter 29

Submitted: September 12, 2019

What started with a time of solitude and peacefulness turned into arguing and reckless actions. When his wife's alarm rung, he reached ... Read Chapter

Chapter 30

Submitted: November 07, 2019

Rose slammed the laptop shut and sobbed. She listened to David as he said comforting words, but she didn’t care. All the memories of ... Read Chapter

Chapter 31

Submitted: November 14, 2019

Sarah felt a rush of cold air as she opened her apartment door. She rolled her eyes as she turned the heat up and fussed. “I don’t ... Read Chapter

Chapter 32

Submitted: November 21, 2019

Chris shut the tea kettle off as it whistled throughout the apartment. His wife had left again. Not a final goodbye, but it sure felt l... Read Chapter

Chapter 33

Submitted: November 26, 2019

Jane Achorn sat in the rocking chair as she heard her daughter cry, well practically screaming from down the hall. She had just sung he... Read Chapter

Chapter 34

Submitted: December 03, 2019

David Buckman swiftly followed as Sarah went into the grocery store. “What are you picking up?” he said to her. “Not much. Mi... Read Chapter

Chapter 35

Submitted: December 03, 2019

Rose laid on the couch with her shoulder in a sling and gauze wrapped tightly around her stomach. She flipped through the television ch... Read Chapter

Chapter 36

Submitted: December 04, 2019

“Detective Buckman?” “Hi. I have a Victor Waterstein here to speak with you.” “Put him through.”  Victor cle... Read Chapter

Chapter 37

Submitted: December 04, 2019

Sarah took a deep breath as she watched the sun go down over a park near her brother’s home. “I should probably go home now,” Sar... Read Chapter

Chapter 38

Submitted: December 04, 2019

Greg Finch had pushed his empty tray which once held his breakfast through a slot in his cell so a prison guard could collect it. This ... Read Chapter

Chapter 39

Submitted: December 04, 2019

Detective Adam Darwood logged into his work computer at his desk in the F.V.S.A. squad room. As he slipped off his coat and hung it acr... Read Chapter

Chapter 40

Submitted: December 04, 2019

Captain Arie Weston heard a knock on her door, so looking up from her paperwork she said “Come in.” “Captain do you have a mi... Read Chapter

Chapter 41

Submitted: December 14, 2019

Chris was woken up by his doorbell that kept ringing. He glanced at his wife who was sound asleep and was glad because she needed her r... Read Chapter

Chapter 42

Submitted: February 06, 2020

Holly Buckman looked out across the flat landscape. There were no buildings seen for miles. The blue sky seemed to touch the horizon of... Read Chapter

Chapter 43

Submitted: March 04, 2020

Sarah flickered her eyes up to her husband as he brushed past her. She could tell he was angry, but she didn’t have the heart to ask ... Read Chapter

Chapter 44

Submitted: May 25, 2020

The fog wasn’t getting any clearer as Chris entered the Family Violence and Sexual Unit headquarters. He could count on both hands th... Read Chapter

Chapter 45

Submitted: May 30, 2020

Holly could see the brick building as she drove down the street. Its barbed wire and fences sent a chill down her spine. She never thou... Read Chapter