Shattered- A Whisper Sisters Story

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

Katelynn Quinn and Alexis Cruz put their lives and careers at the Ridgemont PD on the line to fight against what most feared. But, they never expected the personal battle they would have to face when the monster they fought set its sights on silencing them.

Table of Contents

Shattered

Katelynn was dying, but it wasn't her life she was desperate to hold on to. It was the young one in her arms. The life she vowed to nur... Read Chapter

Chapter 1

Action is the pebble that splinters the glass. The consequences are what shatters it.   Alexis Cruz should have flinched at ... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Alex stood on the edge of the sidewalk and pathway that led to the small neighborhood park. The crisp autumn air lingered on the fringe o... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Alex stared at the cell phone as if she could will it to come to life. Yet, as it sat lifeless in the palm of her hand she began to grow ... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Homicide Detective Luke Ryan tried to calm his mind as he cut through traffic. He cursed at each red light and driver that crept along an... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Miles of land stretched out beyond them. Blue agaves peppered the landscape leading up to their isolated hacienda. It was a rugged and ro... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Luke broke through the glass doors that led into the Homicide Bullpen. He avoided a lot of drama and gossip in the department by keeping ... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Alex stopped short of the last stair that led into the hospital’s parking garage and leaned her weight against the metal railing. She s... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

There was a lot of beauty in Ridgemont, but the Coroner’s building was considered a landmark. Its Spanish architecture boasted large sq... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Luke impatiently paced along the divide that separated the lawn and driveway of Katelynn’s home. His eyes constantly checked the end ... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Alex couldn’t help but release a heavy sigh as the elevator pulled upward. Luke and the other two occupants turned their heads towards ... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

The background chatter of the bullpen became white noise. The smell of burnt coffee and stale pastries hung in the air. No one spoke dire... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Luke took a moment before he followed Alex. As he gathered up the file and all of the papers he tried to dissect Alex’s words and actio... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Alex slid past the mingling coworkers who were more than curious to see what the commotion was all about. She ignored their questions and... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

As soon as Alex entered her apartment she threw her keys onto the small bar that broke the space of her dining area and kitchen. She igno... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Alex was jolted out of her daze when Luke’s ringtone once again echoed through the car. Just as she had before she pressed ignore and c... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Alex was at the end of a rope. She was hanging on by the thinnest thread and it was beginning to tear from her weight. She felt stuck in ... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Kate squirmed within herself to be anywhere but the hospital, the sterile white room, and the bed she felt prisoner to. It felt like time... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Hazel stood in amazement how the same spot she came to almost each morning could feel like a new experience. Most people crowded the pier... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

When the series of knocks fell harder against the door it pushed Alex to shuffle all the papers and files she had scattered around into o... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Kate shuffled towards the side of the hospital bed. She hated being in the bed and moving made her feel like she was actually doing somet... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Blades of yellowed light sliced through the darkness as early dawn streaked across the Eastern sky. Kate's sixty-eight Chevy Sidestep slu... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Kate stood with hesitation to enter the bar. Instead, she stared up at the flickering sign above the door. The letter B in the word Bar h... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Where is she? From the distance of the breakwater he looked down towards the bike path; a simple concrete trail that wound its way ... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Kate released the chain on Rontu as they neared the front of the bar. To her surprise, the large steel door was gaping. She noted that ... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Kate always welcomed the silence of weekdays. As much as the rowdy patrons that frequented the nondescript bar every weekend kept her on ... Read Chapter

Chapter 26

The all too familiar darkness encompassed Kate. She desperately tried to convince her mind to leave or to at least change the scene, but ... Read Chapter

Chapter 27

The morning had come quickly and had done little to ease the instability that the night before had left. The two women had tried to conti... Read Chapter

Chapter 28

Kate’s fingers tightened on the cold tile of the sink as she stood in the small bathroom. She had escaped to the space for a moment of ... Read Chapter

Chapter 29

Alex reluctantly watched Kate’s form vanish down the stairs and into the dim light illuminated from the bar. She felt as though so much... Read Chapter

Chapter 30

Alex’s eyes shot open as a cold shiver shot through her. She looked around the familiar room and then at the weight on her legs where a... Read Chapter

Chapter 31

Kate didn’t know how long she had been sitting tied to the chair. A blindfold kept her disoriented to time and space. She knew it was a... Read Chapter

Chapter 32

Alex dumped the contents of the boxes she had onto the floor of the office and spread the files out. She sorted them and though she had t... Read Chapter

Chapter 33

Hazel slowly exhaled as she navigated her silver Benz over the pothole and puddle laden road that led to the bar. She pulled up but sat f... Read Chapter

Chapter 34

Kate’s confidence fled the instant she saw Kyle come back in. He appeared to walk taller while his face beamed with a victorious expres... Read Chapter

Chapter 35

Kate laid across the couch, her eyes were cast upward as she mindlessly stroked Rontu’s fur. Alex paused at the door frame and looked i... Read Chapter

Epilogue

“Is this really necessary?” Kate grumbled tugging on the blindfold. “Absolutely,” Alex answered quickly. She swatted Kate... Read Chapter

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