Blurb: When the home of the neighborhood vigilante fifty-two year old Jenny Michaels, is set ablaze, it begins a string of odd and disturbing incidents, starting with the finding of the dismembered body inside the freezer of the burned home. Only after sorting through a mountain of lies, does the truth emerge, sending shock waves thru the town and devastating a family. This story deals with one woman’s twisted obsession for her sister‘s good life.
Excerpt: According to fifty-eight-year-old Fire Chief Reginald Whitehall, a phone call came into the station around 9 pm, on June 18, sending the short pump salt and pepper haired man and other personnel rushing to the scene. When they arrived it appeared to be a motoval cocktail, through the living room window. A homemade device considered a simple and cheap form of arson. Minute’s later area police arrived.
The caller identified herself as being fifty-two-year old Jenny Michaels, owner of the bombed house. The tall round woman with grey hair and brown-eyes, made it safely outside and waited on the sidewalk, comforted by fellow neighbor thirty-six-year-old Bonny-Jean, a petite red-head with blue-eyes when fire trucks arrived.
The first thing veteran Detective forty-four-year-old Erick Bowers said he noticed was the glass from the alcohol bottle was mostly on the outside of the window, lying on the ground. That alone screamed inexperienced arsonist, such as a young person, the sandy-haired and green-eyed bachelor said. That area was known as a drug infested high crime neighborhood.
According to the Fire Chief, the home was insured. There was minimal damage to the burned area. He knew of Jenny’s neighborhood watch, and within that area, she was known for being a hero. He said it took guts to stand up to drug dealers and gang members, but she did it.
Jenny kept tabs with the officers assigned to her home arson case, recalled older sister Rachel. According to her, Jenny informed her she wanted the crime solved. She wanted the bastard responsible for setting her beloved home on fire to pay. She was a determined woman, and she was not letting up.
According to Detective Bowers, he had his officers out in full force. Officers canvassed the entire area for five city blocks looking for witnesses, who might have seen or heard something peculiar around the time of the bombing. Reportedly, nothing useful to explain the bombing, or who might be the bomber was found.
Unfortunately, before the minor damage was repaired, the home was bombed again. This time two bombs came through the master bedroom of the home, Jenny’s bedroom.
Author Bio: JoAnne is a cross genre author. She also canvas paints and writes song lyrics. She has 7 other books coming soon. JoAnne believes in family values and following your dreams. Her website is www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com