Ruby's Deadly Secret by C.L. Exline
Mystery - Romance - Humor
In keeping with the Halloween theme:
The house loomed ahead when Sheryl picked up her phone and dialed Jake's phone number. "Jake, I think Dot's been tricked, and she's at Bridgeside."
"You wait for me," Jake said.
"I'm almost at the house."
"Do not go inside. Wait. I'm on my way."
"I'll do my best."
"Sheryl, wait for me!"
"If Dot needs me, I have to go in. So you better hurry." Sheryl slipped the phone in her pocket and parked by the house.
Her heart skipped a beat when she noticed the front door was ajar. She got out of her car and slipped on her jacket. She knew it was a trap, waiting for her to spring it, and she had no intention of falling for the ploy. Except she heard Dot screaming. Sheryl raced up the porch steps and shoved open the front door. "Dot! Dot!" She listened, yet heard nothing.