Maski Broken But Not Dead Mystery Thriller Joylene Nowell Butler
To the Breaking Point…
When Brendell Meshango resigns from her university professor position and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime.
However, is all as it appears? After two bizarre days, the intruder mysteriously disappears but continues to play mind games with her. Taught by her mother to distrust the mainstream-based power structures, and with her stalker possibly linked to a high level of government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her silence keep her safe?
Then her beloved daughter, Zoë, is threatened and Brendell takes matters into her own hands. To save Zoë, Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.
I opened my eyes to a black void and the familiar smell of wood burning. Heavy blankets weighed down my torso and legs; rough wool scratched my chin. I couldn’t move. My back and jaw hurt. As my eyes tried to focus, my mind filled with memories: someone ploughing into me, pushing me to the floor, the blow that followed.
Clear-headedness brought only terror, and in retaliation, my lungs fought for air. I smelled sweat. My sweat.
The floor creaked as a shadow slipped past the head of my bed. How was that possible when my bed rested against the wall? Another flow of movement on my right. I squinted into the darkness. Though the room smelled like my cabin, this wasn’t my bedroom. These weren’t my sheets or my blankets.
I lifted my head and squinted. My eyes finally adjusted to the semi-darkness. Was that the woodstove next to me? I squinted harder. It was less than five feet away. How—? On my right, the chesterfield and chair, so close I could have reached out to touch them. A chink of moonlight outlined the veranda doors less than six feet from the foot of my bed. I sucked in air. Not possible. I slumped back. I was in my bed in the middle of the living room, lying where my coffee table should be.
But Not Dead. Once only available in print, the book has received a fresh new cover and title for readers to enjoy and is now available in eBook
the prequel to Joylene’s 2016 release, Mâtowak:
Woman Who Cries, which is now available in audio format.
◊ By Joylene Nowell Butler
◊ Psychological Thriller
◊ eBook ISBN 9781939844385
government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her
silence keep her safe?
fears and prejudices.
National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife’s unsolved murder. The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.
She and her husband and their two cats reside in Canada for the summers and
Nayarit, Mexico, for the winters. They believe life should be an adventure.
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