Title: Missing in France (Book #4 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series)
Author: Rita Lee Chapman
Genre: Crime mystery
Main character description (short).
Anna Davies is the protagonist of this series. She is curious, persevering and tenacious.
When Mike accepts a two-year contract in France, Anna is delighted at the prospect of spending time in Paris and Marseille. She doesn’t anticipate being drawn into yet another mystery, one which puts her own life in danger.
Brief Excerpt 250 words:
I could hear footsteps behind me as I ran down the cobblestone street. It was narrow and dark and I knew I had to get to where there were some people. My chasers were closer now, their footsteps echoing off the walls and I didn’t know if I could keep going for much longer. My breathing was coming in heavy gasps and my chest was burning. At my age, I was not used to running. Surely there were people around somewhere, it wasn’t very late. I had to find help, or somewhere I could hide.
Everything was closed; there didn’t seem to be anyone around. I turned a corner and flew up a flight of steps to the next street, where I could see street lights throwing their welcoming light. The men were not far behind. I had no idea who these men were or why they were chasing me. Did they want to kill me, or only to frighten me? I didn’t know – but I wasn’t slowing down to find out. I felt real fear enveloping me. In fact, I was terrified. I had to keep running.
I saw people lying in the street up ahead. Why were they lying in the street? Were they dead? As I came closer, a few heads popped up, but nobody moved to stand up or to help me. Why was no-one trying to help me? They stared at me with eyes that didn’t see and turned away. I ran past them, they couldn’t, or wouldn’t, help me. I kept running; down another cobbled alleyway, around another corner. I had a stitch in my side now and I was gasping for breath. How much longer could I outrun them?
Why should readers buy this book (50 words max)?
This book will appeal to readers who enjoy mysteries combined with travel and a touch of romance. As a stand-alone book, it is not necessary to have read the previous three books in the series.
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