Title Whatever It Takes
Author June Summers
Publisher Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC
What are the odds? Gabe Wakefield is a thief burglarizing the immaculate home of Dr. and Mrs. Derrick Byrnes when he notices a rancid odor coming from a garage closet. Inside he discovers an emaciated child clothed in dirty underwear lying in filth and excrement. He kidnaps the child. Single, twenty-five, and working as a stocker in a local superstore, Gabe is challenged with how to deal with what he has done. He is hell-bent on bringing down the Byrnes. How is that possible when he just committed both a burglary and a kidnapping?
“Why not slit his throat?”
He stopped dead in his tracks and stared at (her). “Do you mean that? Literally?”
They were both quiet as they gazed unflinchingly into each other’s eyes. Then they pulled out chairs and sat at the table.
(He) was the first to speak. “You think I should kill him?”
“He’s an idiot. We shouldn’t give him any more money. Not a penny. He was well paid for his services. Who’s to say he’d stop at two hundred grand? He’s trying to blackmail us. His demands could go on forever.”
(Her) suggestion began to sink into (his) head. Yes. Why not? I could do it. No one would suspect me… Yes. I could do it.
His face began to return to its normal coloring, and his body relaxed. “Do you really think we could get away with it?”
(She) took his face into her hands and came closer to him. “I think we can…. It would solve all our problems.”
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Some say when you’re old, you should be content with what you accomplished in the past and sit back in your rocking chair awaiting your final fate. June disagrees. At the age of seventy-six, her first suspense novel was published (Let Freedom Ring 2016 by The Wild Rose Press) Besides Whatever It Takes, she has had two additional suspense/thrillers (Before We Fade Away 2018 by The Wild Rose Press and A Conflict of Time by Full Moon Publishing, LLC. She is currently working on three other manuscripts yet unpublished.
June grew up in Ohio, graduating summa cum laude from Youngstown University. She taught art for several years, kindergarten through grade twelve. When she moved to Florida, she became a staff accountant for a local CPA firm. In Florida, she and her older daughter ran a forever home for neglected and abused animals until her daughter passed away. June continued to work for the accounting firm until she officially retired at the end of 2016. A few years ago, June moved back to Ohio to spend time with her aging sisters.
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