Have you ever thought about how things can change in an instant, and not for the good? Floods, snowstorms, hurricanes, wildfire, a terrorist attack, a pandemic. Yes, in an instant, lives change with the loss of a loved one, a job, a home.
Two characters in my novel, Rock Bottom, experience loss in different ways. They are sisters, Isabella Luca and Brianna Connelly. Into adulthood, they stay close and can’t imagine life without the other. But it happens with the discovery of Brianna’s body from what appears to be suicide.
Before Brianna’s death, she faces the tragedy of losing someone herself. An automobile accident takes the life of her young husband and leaves her with a permanent injury. Her physical and emotional pain become too great for her to bear. She soon relies on opioids as a coping device. Once addicted, she gives up her dream of becoming a dancer.
Through it all, Isabella continues with her own aspirations to make it big as an opera singer in New York. She has just finished her performance as the lead in Tosca when she receives the tragic news of her sister’s death.
She doesn’t believe her sister took her own life. With determination and grit, she puts her opera career on hold to come home and find out the truth. She recruits the one person she believes can help her, Detective Colt Jessup, who has arrested her sister on several occasions. But she also knows he played a significant role in her recovery.
As different as night and day, Detective Colt Jessup and Isabella Luca join forces in search of answers. Isabella risks suffering the same fate as her sister if she gets too close to the truth. It’s up to Colt to make sure that doesn’t happen.
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