Today’s excerpt comes from WITCHING BONES.
“And you feel guilty.” Llew straightened the cloth on his side for me.
“I feel…oh,” I said, frustrated and not finding the right words. “It isn’t guilt, per se. I feel like anybody else does when a friend is hurting and you can’t do anything to help. I promised I’d do my best, and lately I haven’t been keeping that promise.”
“I’ve run out of ideas on which direction to look in next. Which brings me to a favor I want to ask. I know you looked into this for me a few years ago without success, but…if there’s any chance, could you look again?” I shuffled my cards, warming them up, then set them to one side. As I opened the sausage muffin, the warm, yeasty scent of bread, cheese, and sausage wafted out. I was so hungry, my stomach rumbled.
Llew laughed. “Eat that before you get heartburn from being so hungry. And yes, I’ll start researching tonight. I can reach out to some of the people I know now. People I didn’t know back then. Maybe one of them will have some ideas.”
I jumped up, dashing around the table, to give him a hug and a kiss. “Thank you. I know that it might be futile, but I have to try.”
Llew pointed to my food. “Finish eating. I booked appointments for you starting at noon, so your first client will be coming in soon. Moira has more questions about her sister.”
I laughed, shaking my head. “She’ll never rest, will she?”