The Starter Wife by Nina Laurin
English | 2019 | Paranormal Thriller | ePUB | 975 Kb
A Trace of Revenge : A young boy is left for dead by the assassin who has just bludgeoned his parents.
Matt Walker witnesses the murder of his parents but is able to escape and remains alive. He loses his ability to hear but finds out he has a unique power called Psychometry. This power is an ability to “trace” or know an object’s history, just by touching it.
A few years later, a top-secret government armament is stolen during a deadly hijacking at sea and someone intends to sell the powerful weapon to fulfill their own twisted ambitions.
At the same time, a ruthless mob boss has a gruesome secret that he must protect no matter the cost.
All it takes is something as unassuming as a foul ball hit at a Major League baseball game, to send all of these characters and events spiraling on a collision course aboard the most unique cruise ship ever built and send Matt on the quest to find his parents’ killer.
“He was stepping over his opened duffel bag when he thought he heard a noise. He stood still, cocked his head to one side and listened. Visions of chocolate chip cookies that were as big as his fist suddenly crumbled into thin air. If it was his father, it was game over, and his mother would kill him for blowing their secret.
The wood floor was cold beneath his feet, so he reached into his bag and felt around for a pair of socks. He loved the way socks allowed him to slide around on the freshly sealed surface. Sometimes, when his over-protective mother wasn’t there to see him, he would run full tilt across the house and down the long hallway that lead to his parent’s bedroom, then hit the brakes and slide the last twenty feet. It was the closest thing to surfing the Banzai Pipeline for a child with a vivid imagination.
Sitting cross-legged on the floor next to his suitcase, Matthew tugged his athletic socks up around his ankles and pulled his pajama legs down over them. There was still no sign of that eerie light creeping in beneath his door, but he was confident he had just heard the faint creaking of floorboards coming from the hallway across the house.
An inquisitive look fell over Matthew’s face as his ears zeroed in on the suspicious sound. The thought of an intruder never crossed his mind, since the alarm system his parents had installed was so elaborate. He couldn’t even begin to count how many times he had tripped the system by accidentally knocking a glass of water off his nightstand. It was that sensitive.
There it was again…”