I lost a dear friend recently to cancer. Just before she died, she gave me this fridge magnet: "Easily distracted by Shiny Objects."
Yes, Susan knew me well. When I saw this Coach handbag on sale (Coach!!) I needed to buy it. It's my Susan handbag. It helps me smile through the tears.
When fashionista and television celeb Gina Monroe goes home to attend the funeral of her late grandmother, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. And the reading of the will is anything but fashionable as unanswered questions arise. Who is the dead woman in the woods behind the family house? And why is she dressed in Milano designer clothes?
When another murder occurs, Gina makes a discovery: What's more treacherous than navigating a pack of society matrons at a designer sale? Stalking a killer...
Gina kept to the path and slowed her pace to a walk as she entered the clearing that led to her grandmother's property. Someone was sitting on the bench by the back fence.
She moved forward and then smiled. "Aunt Mandy! Tony will be pleased. When did you get in?"
Aunt Mandy's eyes were wide and fearful. She opened her mouth, but nothing came out.
"What's wrong?" Gina noticed Tony standing just a little ways off and there was something at his feet. A pile of something red.
"Gina, don't come any closer," he warned. His voice was like gravel.
She moved as if something pulled her forward. She took in the gold purse, the red dress on the twisted female body and farther off, the baseball bat streaked with blood.
"Gina," Tony pleaded.
Far away, she could hear her own voice screaming.
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I love your story about how you found your handbag, Melodie. I bet your friend is smiling over this.
Readers: have you bought something to commemorate a special time in your life?