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: He said he knew he was looking at no ordinary fire, but an attempted murder, and felony arson. He sent the broken bottles to the same crime lab the first bottle was examined for comparison.
With Rachel living in another state, she claimed not hearing about the second fire, right away. She later heard from news media Jenny was badly injured, with third degree burns. When she learned Jenny was hospitalized for her injuries, she had been in the hospital for three weeks already.
With eleven children in the family, and many living out of state, Rachel said it took some time to notify them all about the first fire. However, when she heard of no alarming news from Jenny, she assumed everything was okay.
The story of Jenny’s plight and of being a crusader against crime was broadcasted nationally. Det. Stallman said he was amazed by the media frenzy surrounding Jenny’s case. The governor of California then offered a fifty-thousand-dollar reward for the name or names of the responsible party. He said he was sure someone would come forward with information for the reward money alone. “All the decent people wanted the case solved,” he said.
When Det. Bowers learned of the large reward, he also believed persons would craw out of the woodwork. With a reward that large, people, and especially drug addicts, turn in their own mothers, but we got no hits, he said.
He claimed no one called in about the bombing, asking for the reward. The streets were quiet, he said. It was baffling. He wondered what authorities were dealing with. With two bombings on the same house within a two-week period, some officers involved wonder if the victim was involved with the crime herself. The police wondered if perhaps Jenny was targeted for more than being a bother to the area drug dealers, or was there more to this seemingly nice friendly middle-aged woman then met the eye?
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