Where The Shadows Grow Long

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by Rob73

Fifteen years after Emily Walker's tragic murder the small mountain town of Quail Lake is once again faced with a killer amongst them. Someone is determined to reveal a truth that puts sisters Abigail and Avery Walker in his deadly path.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Abigail's hands trembled and her heart raced. The balmy sweat that formed on her forehead had begun to crawl down her cheek and meld with... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Abigail kept her head down as she approached her desk. Her goal was to avoid contact with the man that sat opposite of her, Carter Reid, ... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Above Ken's Bait and Tackle was Quail Lake's single office police department. One could almost miss it if it wasn't for the large banner ... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Avery expertly steered her Range Rover along the winding curves of the two-lane road hugging the mountain that jetted above them. Sydney ... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Abigail had found herself down the Internet rabbit hole trying to learn everything there was about Madison Green. She had only discovered... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

He couldn’t help but watch Abigail closely. He was able to take her every detail with confidence there wasn’t a threat of exposure. H... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Abigail snapped the clip of her life jacket before she cinched her drawstring bag and threw the thin straps over her shoulders. As she un... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

The knock on the doorframe of the office had Avery jumping but calmed quickly as she saw who it was. Her head dropped in slight amusement... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Abigail sat directly in the morning sun but felt untouched by its warmth. Her body shook; every muscle trembled at a different rate, but ... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Avery suddenly began to feel the urgency Sydney had so loudly verbalized earlier. Every step the horses made felt slower than the last. E... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Abigail gingerly leaned against the headrest and let her eyes fall closed. She appreciated that the pain meds had taken her throbbing hea... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Having the office upstairs always made it warmer than other parts of the building, but it suddenly felt more stuffy and cramped. It wasn'... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Travis looked down the road for the trail marker that indicated where he needed to guide his horse, Millie, back towards the stables. He ... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

  Avery felt a sudden surge of anxiety as they approached the stables. She wanted to think they had turned a corner by bringing ... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Sydney leaned her weight onto the rolling chair and dug her fingers into the soft cushion to transfer her agitation to the object and not... Read Chapter

chapter 16

  It was close to one in the morning when Avery pulled into her drive. After killing the engine she sat in the dark silence... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Abigail continuously tossed and turned as the early morning hours ticked by, but it felt like time had stopped. Even with the alluring en... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments

Tommy Gunner

Wow...very powerful imagery...it just pulls you in right away with its nightmarishly vivid depictions, this is an excellent first chapter. Well done!

Sat, November 14th, 2020 8:54pm


Thank you for taking the time to read and review!

Sat, November 14th, 2020 4:26pm

Keke Serene

An excellent start and powerful imagery. I already connect to this character.

Tue, July 20th, 2021 11:28pm


Thank you! I hope that the rest of the story continues to keep your attention. I appreciate the time you took to comment!

Tue, July 20th, 2021 4:31pm


An excellent, well written, and dramatic, novel.

Fri, August 20th, 2021 4:24am


Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to read and comment!

Fri, August 20th, 2021 8:11am

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