Long Time Gone: Chapter Five

HIS LAUGH WAS BEAUTIFUL, Rett thought. Calum’s nose scrunched up, lips stretched into a smile. Something she hadn’t yet seen. She’d come close that morning, she knew as much, but his scowl had immediately replaced the minute twitch of his lips. But there he was laughing just because she said something that wasn’t even funny.…

Long Time Gone: Chapter Three

LORETTA COX WATCHED CALUM scan the classroom before he took an empty seat in the back. Being new couldn’t be easy, especially when it was in a town with only eight hundred inhabitants—most of whom lived out of the center of said town. She’d lived there for almost eighteen years, generations before her and generations…

Long Time Gone: Chapter One

TWELVE HOURS. LORETTA COX has been driving for twelve hours, and her butt is numb, legs aching from where they are folded under the dashboard. She’s had to use the toilet for the last hour. Backwoods Tennessee doesn’t offer many public restrooms, though, so she forces herself to focus on the road and not the…