Ties With Blood (#Wattys 2016)
Her father was her pasts ultimate villain; he was the demon in her nightmares, and the personality of her panic attacks. Elliet did everything to protect her sister from their father until a higher stake rose in her life.
A few months after turning 17, she was seven months pregnant, and ran away from her father. She found refuge with her godmother, but the guilt of leaving her sister behind soon consumed her.
With many secrets to hide, and the risked safety of anyone close to her, Elliet knew she had to be careful.
She was even more cautious when invading letters began appearing in unusual places all around her. A sadistic killer with vital information targeted her, and the law forced her to stay quiet.
Every note, each more terrifying that the last, were threatening her loved ones. She had a difficult choice: to be selfish for once, or risk her life for someone who was unlikely to do the same?
How could she choose either of them when she promised to rescue her sister, Estelle?
(A/N: If you didn't like the description, please at least give the first chapter a try! This is a work and progress)
Highest ranking: #138 in Mystery/Thriller as of 11.15.16