Prologue – 32 years ago
The bride looked beautiful that day. ‘Radiant’ was how she was described by all who witnessed her slow glide up the aisle on the arm of her proud father. The church was full, each person straining to catch a glimpse of her gown, the smile she wore, the look on her bridegroom’s face as he turned to take in the totality of her love for him.
Chapter 1 – October 2016
Wind whipped at the top of the trees, sending the upper branches into a frenzy as he drove slowly towards the the rear of the graveyard. He stopped, lowering the window with his gloved hand and breathed in the scent of tiny tornadoes of falling leaves, as they swirled around the edges of the darkened roadway. They smelt wet, musty, earthy; as decaying as the air all around them.
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