Today's teaser comes from Equinox (The Lake Prophet Mysteries 2)
Coming 29 September – https://rjscott.co.uk/read-equinox
It was a relief to see Gabriel. We needed help—Billy needed help—and there was no one I trusted more.
While Sam got the horses back into the horse trailer, I pulled Gabriel a few feet away in the gravel parking lot so the others couldn’t hear.
“Are you okay?” Gabriel asked.
I shook my head impatiently. “Me? Yeah, of course. Listen. I didn’t want to scare Sam but… something dragged Billy off his horse. Something terrifying. It attacked them while Billy was in the saddle, and he was pulled off. Then River bolted.”
“How do you know that?”
I stared at Gabriel, my lips pressed lips tight.
“The horse told you,” he said. He didn’t sound sarcastic or skeptical. His expression was grim.
“I just… got that vibe. Strongly.”
In fact, the horse had told me. Not in words, of course, but I’d gotten a flash of his terror, I’d felt the familiar man being dragged off the saddle. It was a horrible feeling.
“Who did it?” Gabriel asked. “Was it a person? An animal? A bear, maybe?”
“I don’t know.” I hadn’t gotten a visual on the attacker. All I could sense was shock and terror and a need to get away.
From the dramatic peaks of the Olympic mountain range to the small town of Prophet, murder is only a footstep away.
Gabriel is a former undercover cop haunted by the things he’s seen and done. He returns to his small hometown of Prophet, taking on the role of sheriff, hoping to mend his fractured relationship with his estranged brother and rebuild his life. But when a chilling murder occurs at Sentinel Rocks, a sacred Makah site on Lake Prophet, Gabriel’s dreams of peace and reconciliation are shattered.
Gabriel navigates a web of intrigue, with a long list of suspects; from local tribal elders to fervent Solstice worshippers and even those hunting the elusive Bigfoot. When the brutal murder leaves Duke, a loyal Labrador retriever, as the sole witness, Gabriel stumbles upon an unexpected ally—a local animal behaviorist named Tiber.
Tiber, a newcomer to Prophet, seeks refuge in this remote haven, attempting to escape his own inner demons. Armed with his extraordinary ability to communicate with animals, he offers his expertise through video consultations, helping pet owners with their beloved companions. While he attributes his skill to his academic background, his intuition and flashes of insight owe as much to his Navajo heritage as to science.
With the relentless rain washing away sins and good intentions alike, Gabriel and Tiber must begin to confront their own vulnerabilities and unravel the truth.More info →