When their younger twin siblings were murdered by their
cold-blooded father, Shane and Keri’s own twin connection deepened. Their
father shamed Shane and Keri into silence, and then went on to bring four more
children into a house shuddering under the weight of his unpredictable temper.
years later, what should have been a regular visitation turns into a horrific
nightmare. Trapped in the Superstition Mountains with an addicted and dangerous
father, Keri’s faith and determination wavers, but she knows she must save her
brothers and sisters and return all of them to the home they love.
faces one insurmountable obstacle. He can’t afford to let her go.
Born and raised in
Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling
the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in
Northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty
years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her characters and
coming up with innovative tales from the South and beyond.
comes up with ideas from the strangest sources. Some of her short stories have
appeared in anthologies, others in magazines. Three of her books (Softly Say
Goodbye, Who Am I?, and Mama’s Advice) are Amazon best sellers. Her other books
are: Take Chances, Where U @, The Wrong One, Pony Dreams, Evil Eyes, Inits,
Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates, The Call Chronicles 1: The
Griswold Gang, The Curse of Grungy Gulley, Paradox Lost: Their Path, and
Starlight. Additionally, she has shorts available on Amazon: Grace, Secret From
the Flames, Family Curse … Times Two, Right Wrong Nothing In Between, and The
the walkway to the backdoor of the house where I live with my parents and five
siblings. We’ve done nothing wrong. There is no reason for us to be sneaking
into my house, except one… him.
this?” she whispers.
guilty glance at the driveway.
here. He must still be hanging with his best bud, Axe. Heat rushes up my face
whenever I think about that hunk. Axe not Shane. Big Bro is anything but a
hunk. Well, he is kind of cute, and a lot of girls like him, but a hunk? Give
me a break. None of the girls hot for him know that he stinks up a bathroom or
dumps his clothes all over the place for me to pick up.
he’d just get over the “everybody will hate us for dating” thing. Big deal if
she’s African American and we’re white. Nobody cares about that anymore.
cork if he catches me in the house,” Carly says. “You know he hates… you know.”
that. So what if my dad is the biggest bigot in the world? The rest of my
family is totally cool with me having Carly around. They like her. She’s funny,
and an awesome bestie.
front of the back door. I reach out a hand, but don’t turn the knob when I hear
through me of a night I try so very hard to forget. Once upon a time, there was
another set of twins in our house. Then they were gone. The reason they’re not
with us anymore is too hard to think about. I don’t even talk about that night,
but that’s because Shane and I made a sacred vow. We will always keep that
secret. Telling now will cause so many problems for us.
that where liars go when they hide a crime?
that particular act still haunts me, even though it was way back in August.
December has usually been good, even if we’re sad because of whatever he is doing. To have such an innocent
act end in the violence as that one did should never happen to anyone,
especially a kid. To have the person responsible still walking around as if he
did nothing wrong infuriates me, until I think about how I never told.
only seven. It doesn’t matter now that we’re almost seventeen. We should have