Novel Excerpt By Hamish McKenna

A Novel Excerpt From ‘The Widows Blade’ By Hamish McKenna

This novel excerpt is by kind courtesy of Hamish McKenna.

Kathleen unlocked the door and entered calling out to her sons, “I’m back boys, come and get breakfast.” As the boys did not answer she assumed they were in the back garden.

Kathleen started towards the kitchen. She was horrified by the sight that met her. She dropped the shopping in shock.

 

NOVEL EXCERPT

Both her boys were tied to kitchen chairs with silver duct tape with more tape across their mouths. There was a man behind each of the boys, “Hello Kathleen,” said the one on the left through a chilling smile.

Kathleen dragged her eyes away from the pleading tear-streaked faces of her children, “Wh what do you want?” stammered Kathleen hoping against hope that these were simply burglars, though in her heart she knew that was not the case.

“You can run away but we will always find you.”

The other man ran a menacing finger across Bens throat while the first man continued, “We know you have been talking to the police. The next time you speak to them you will say the your boys got it wrong. They really cant say who they saw, or what they saw. They have very active imaginations and all that.”

His accomplice had produced a knife from somewhere and was holding the blade next to Bens throat.

“Understand?”

“Yes,” answered Kathleen quietly.

The one on the right had now cut Bens ear and blood was pouring down the side of his head soaking his t-shirt.

“UNDERSTAND?”

“Yes, Yes!”

Both men quietly brushed past Kathleen as they walked to the front door, “Have a nice holiday,” came the sarcastic remark as they exited the house.

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