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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Fifty-One

Raven arrived back home as the postal carrier delivered the pink envelope. From the colour, it was clear. It was one of Tyler’s notes.

There was something ominous about the timing.

Plugging in the kettle, Raven settled into her father’s favourite winged back chair…

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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Fifty

“What’s going on?” Raven gasped.

“Sweetie, I’m afraid we’ve lost him,” Claudia said. In all the years Raven visited the hospital, this gentle nurse had comforted her the most.

“When? How?” Before Raven could ask why, she buckled. Dr. Hanson grabbed her before her…

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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Forty-Nine

The ground felt spongy beneath Raven’s feet. She no longer felt as if she stood on solid ground.

The police had given up on Tyler’s case, but Raven knew this wasn’t the end.

She raced to the hospital to offer the man she loved…

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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Forty-Seven

Sifting through Tyler’s love letters brought waves of emotion.

Raven giggled and cried at her lover’s chosen words. And lover he was. His adoration contained within his notes proved it.

Tyler had never forgotten her. He had reasons for staying on the farm, which…

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Karen Schwartz

Karen Schwartz

Aspiring bestselling novelist, featured writer for The Daily Cuppa, kindness specialist, and lover of short-form and chocolate.