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Shot Through the Heart by J. D. Shaw

Shot Through the Heart by J. D. Shaw

Author:J. D. Shaw [Shaw, J. D.]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Amazon: B08CRYBJ7G
Publisher: UNKNOWN
Published: 2020-07-08T23:00:00+00:00


CHAPTER FOURTEEN

With the car parked safely down the road, Vivienne and Kathy walked quickly and purposely toward the location of the Goodwin home. The sun shone bright in the pale blue sky with the typical flat and wispy clouds that defined midwinter skies. Most of the driveways of the homes along Lakeshore Drive were empty, as the occupants were working the day away in their places of employment.

“I never realized just how empty this place gets during the day.” Kathy remarked as they navigated sidewalk that lined the rows of beautiful homes along the shore of Cayuga Lake.

“Well, these homes cost quite a bit more than the typical places in town. It’s rare to find a family without both parents holding down full time jobs to keep up with all the taxes and mortgage payments.” Vivienne replied.

“But you and Kevin don’t work yourselves to death and you live on the lake. What’s your secret?”

“We found a real steal and a fixer upper to boot.” Vivienne remarked. “When we first moved into our place, it was barely a home.” Vivienne recalled as they neared their destination. “The kitchen was an old propane stove that had a slow leak. The toilet in the one working bathroom upstairs would flush on its own in the middle of the night.”

Kathy laughed. “I forgot about that.”

“We really just scraped by that first year.” Vivienne smiled in remembrance. “It wasn’t much, but at least it was ours.”

“Now look at what you’ve got. A beautiful home with a soon to be dream bathroom. Two beautiful children and a husband who adores you. It’s enough to make the rest of us sick with envy.” Kathy gently elbowed her friend in the side. “But we love you anyway.”

“You’re too kind.” Vivienne jabbed her back as they neared the Goodwin home. She drove past it and parked several homes down, just to be safe.

“Well, here we are.” Kathy put her hands on her hips and glanced back from where they had walked. Their car was barely noticeable on the street.

“Yep. Here we are.” Vivienne parroted.

“Are you having second thoughts?” Kathy asked her.

“No.” Vivienne stared at the home. It seemed less spooky and foreboding here in the sunlight.

“So, I didn’t ask this back at the diner, but tell me you have a plan to get inside that doesn’t involve one of us getting forced through a window.”

“The back door.” Vivienne replied without much thought. “The other night when I was in the kitchen I noticed they hadn’t fixed the lock on it yet. It opens with a few good jiggles.”

“And you’re sure that Charles isn’t home.” Kathy glanced at her with concern. “I mean, he might take just a little offense that we just let ourselves into his house.”

“His car isn’t here which means he’s probably at the hospital with Maisy.” Vivienne pointed to the empty driveway.

“Well then, let’s go and get this over with.”

Vivienne led the way up toward the front porch and then followed the small gravel path that led around to the back door.



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