In my soon to be released suspense novel, ROCK BOTTOM, you will meet Isabella Luca, an aspiring opera singer living in New York. Isabella is still grieving over the death of her sister when she listens to a voicemail message from her former boyfriend. She hasn’t seen him in over four years, not since the day he walked out and moved thousands of miles away. Then, the phone call. But why and why now? Here is an excerpt from the book:

His out-of-the-blue phone call puzzled her. Did he want to get back together? All forgiven? If he thought she was like Madam Butterfly, waiting years in the wings for her lover to come back, he was wrong. The last lines of the aria from Act II: Io con sicura fede l’aspetto, translated into English meant, I with steadfast faith await him. Not this woman. No way. She moved on, and she’d tell him so. But she chose not to return his call, at least not now. She couldn’t bear a conversation about Brianna’s death. She’d wait until she could speak without bursting into tears.

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About Susan MIlls Wilson

Susan Mills Wilson is a native of North Carolina where she writes romantic suspense. She is the leader of the Charlotte Writers Club Mystery Critique Group and a member of Charlotte Writers Club. Subscribe to Susan’s blog at
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