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All Kate wanted was a peaceful life.
All Ryan wanted to do was destroy it.
Kate and her son Joe have created a new life for themselves in the Highlands of Scotland and she couldn’t be happier. That is until she picks a stranger up from the side of the road that turns out to be a figure from her past. Will all her secrets be revealed?
“Ryan?” She asked, risking a glance sideways
“Haha, I wondered when it would dawn on you”
“What the hell..how..” Kate was speechless. She’d last seen Ryan on the final day of the court hearing, hanging around outside on the court steps. As memories slowly clicked into place she went through a series of emotions. Her hands started to shake, heart pounding she moved from recognition to anger in a split second.
She swerved violently and pulled haphazardly onto the side of the road.
“What the actual? What are you doing here?” she removed her seatbelt and despite the lashing rain opened the car door and got out.
“Get out of my car now!” she yelled above the cacophony noise that swirled around the hills of the Highlands.
Ryan leaned over into the driver seat and shouted something, but Kate could only see red as rage, shock and fear took over.
“I want you out of my car now!” she screamed again, shaking with anger.
Reluctantly Ryan did as she demanded and stepped into the monsoon,
“Kate, come on, don’t be like that”, he headed around the front of the car towards her.
She backed away,
“Oh no you don’t, stay away from me Ryan”
Ryan carried on forward, relentless, “Kate, what’s wrong with you?”
“Stop it Ryan, I don’t have to listen to anyone, anymore. I am not the same naive victim that you knew back then, and I will not listen to your bullshit”
Author Bio –
Catherine Yaffe is a former freelance journalist, magazine editor and digital marketing agency owner. Catherine has previously written non-fiction books on Digital Marketing before following her passion for writing crime novels full time.
The Lie She Told is the first in a series of books that challenge the status quo of relationships and makes the reader question how well you know those around you.
Catherine lives in West Yorkshire with her husband Mark and their 2 cats Jenson & Button (she’s also a F1 fan!)
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