King Me

King Me

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MereWriter By MereWriter Completed

Charred; there are few better words to describe Adrienne King. She certainly didn't escape her childhood unscathed but if you scrape off enough of the blackened bits there's something worth saving. Adrienne has spent the past eight years attempting to move beyond the torment she survived, but it turns out you can't hide from who you are-or who you've been.

History comes knocking in the form of one nosy investigator determined to find the answers to a murder that took place eight years ago, an investigator who has his crosshairs on Adrienne's brother. In order to protect her brother, she'll have to find him. In order to do that she'll need to dive into their mutual past. It won't be easy digging up all that she's buried but if there's one thing she can never forget, it's that she owes him that much.

Beautifully written, I loved this chapter and the flashback at the start, I also love the hook at the end that leaves us wondering. My crazy imagination can't help but wonder if they did murder their father ... I guess I'll have to keep reading to find out! Thank you for sharing your work :)
soulmist73 soulmist73 Sep 15
This is very well written.  At first I was confused about the change in POV so quickly, but reading further demonstrated that the first person account was her, I guess you could call it, testimony.  Although it was abrupt, it was well done and unique!
AnaEasterly AnaEasterly Sep 15
I am going to agree with the others - you're a great writer! Keep it up!
SmartRose14 SmartRose14 Jul 15
I found this sentence right here kind of confusing the first time I read it - it didn't flow right. I believe a comma would help:
                              
                              "Either he got worse as I aged or otherwise, I came to see what my father was."
MereWriter MereWriter Apr 18
As much as I would've loved for her to be a tough kid here, it's just not in her personality. She's 8 years old and at the time pretty terrified of her father.
I really love the main character, se is very easy to relate to when Te story is told from her perspective, as well as when its not