The Prodigal Son by Les Haswell (Rob MacLaine Book 1)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 1.5 Mb
The Prodigal Son : A phonecall in the middle of the night changes Rob MacLaine’s future.
The seasoned, battle-hardened ex-Special Forces operative is summoned back to his family home on Achravie, west coast of Scotland. He has had no contact with his past after his father sent him away at the age of sixteen.
But now, Rob is back on Achravie – back to face his past and encounter friends and enemies alike. What he doesn’t expect is an explosive reunion with his older brother, and the dark secrets that shroud his childhood home.
Together with his girlfriend Justine, can they unravel the mystery of Hillcrest Estate?
“I said, it’s gin and tonic, and it’s fine.” She smiled. “Just as well it wasn’t your drink, or you’d have a big cleaning bill.”
Rob smiled. “Red wine does make a mess when it ends up where it shouldn’t be. I’ve ruined the odd shirt that way.” He couldn’t stop staring. The woman was probably about his age, early to mid-thirties. His gaze fell to the single-drop pearl necklace that adorned her long slender neck before eyeing the matching earrings. There was no other jewellery. No question, she was stunning.
“Rob, Earth to Rob.” A male voice intruded on his thoughts.
“What? Oh, sorry, Joe. What did you say?”
Joe stood beside Rob with a hand on his shoulder. “Going to have to go,” he said apologetically. “Suzy phoned. She’s not feeling too good and asked if I’d pick up some stuff for her before the pharmacy closes.”
“That’s a shame. I hope she feels better soon.”
“Pregnancy has its ups and downs,” Joe explained to the woman he assumed Rob had engaged in conversation. “Listen, I’ll leave you two children to play. Judging by the looks on your faces, you won’t even notice I’m gone.”
“That’s unfair Joe. What am I going to do with a Diet Coke on a Friday night?” Rob chuckled, motioning the tall ice-filled glass.”