Boy on Hold by J.D. Spero
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 737 Kb
Boy on Hold : Cabbage Night, 1991. The traditional night of pranks takes a disturbing turn when a violent crime rocks a small Adirondack town. Even more so when the only witness is a seven-year-old boy. Hen Trout, who had hoped to catch a pet hedgehog that night, instead sees his beloved Miss Sally become a victim.
Single mom Marcella Trout is blindsided when Tyler, her seventeen-year-old, is arrested for the very crime Hen witnessed. Now Tyler’s eerie mood swings seem dark and frightening and rooted in a family history Marcella has desperately tried to bury. As the criminal investigation churns on, the tenuous fabric of the Trout family begins to unravel…and even Hen begins to question the truth.
“Light from her window. Not a disco ball, just gray. Like fuzz on channel three. The sounds weren’t from channel three, though. Not from a dream, either. They were real.
Everything got really slow. Like someone hit slow motion on the VCR.
A jagged shadow stretched across the window like a Scooby-Doo monster.
Someone was inside Miss Sally’s house!
His heart moved into his brain, beating between his ears. He shook his head to clear it like a dog shook off water.
He looked again. Two shadows. The Monster. And another shadow—small, soft, hunched over. Miss Sally? They faced each other, like they were arguing. The voices were muffled, but angry.
Fear pierced his heart. He stared so hard his eyeballs went dry.
What was happening?
Something grew out of the Monster. A weirdly-shaped object. Heavy, by the slow way it swung around. Shadows splashed together. Then one huge, heaving blob, with sharp angles jutting out. Like a fight cloud in a comic strip.
Was that what he was watching? A fight? It changed so fast. Like the darkness was trapped in a net. Hen wished he had night vision.”