Author: Rita Karnopp
Blurb: Abi and her newborn daughter Kelly are in trouble. Someone has made repeated attempts on their
life, and her sister Chyna thinks she knows exactly who: Trevor Madden, Abi’s husband. Once the perfect
couple, Trevor has turned violent and abusive. Who is he mixed up with and why does he want to get rid
of his wife and baby daughter? Abi takes Kelly and flees into the icy wilderness with the handsome and
kind Police Officer, Miles Sandler. But with Trevor hot on their trail and Chyna getting dangerously close
to the truth, will any of them come out of this alive?
Chyna landed hard. The shock of discovery hit her full force when Trevor slammed the truck door shut. "I'll
get you for this," she shouted at him through the open window.
"See you in hell!"
She pulled herself upright in time to see him push the front fender of the truck. She dived for the door, but
momentum sent her hard against the front window. Her forehead ached and the sound of cracking glass
filled her with fear.
She turned and glared through the open driver’s side window and found herself shrinking from the cold
gray, almost lifeless eyes that stared back at her. She hated the smirk on Trevor's face. Scraping sounds
of metal against tree bark caused her to cringe. The vehicle slid from the tree, and began a downward
She swore she heard Trevor laugh. She couldn't see anything but a black abyss. The vehicle picked up
speed as it continued to skim the grassy embankment. She found herself suddenly tossed to the roof.
The truck rolled, slamming her head against the dashboard, jamming her shoulder. A stabbing pain tore
at her leg. "God, help me," she cried out loud. "I'll do whatever it takes, but please don't let me die. I have
to be there for Abi and Kelly."
The vehicle slid to a stop. Chyna drew in a breath. In her foggy state something or someone warned her
to concentrate, to be aware. She drew in a breath and smelled gasoline. A new fear gripped her senses.
Chyna tried to scream but no sound came, only a low, disbelieving moan escaped her lips.
"God, don't let me burn alive! Abi…Kelly…” She whispered. “I'm so sorry…."