In Hurricane Crimes, Ryan Goldwyn’s journal is highly important. Inside it is all the information he logged about the drugs going missing in his police department and the suspects—Viktor Chuman and David Buckland.
Donovan, his brother, risks his life to keep the journal out of the hands of the cops who murdered Ryan. It’s also the biggest piece of evidence Donovan had to prove his innocence when these cops frame him for his brother’s murder.
I want to share with you a spoiler moment in Hurricane Crimes with his journal.
Hurricane Crimes Excerpt:
Beth flinched. “I…” She paused for a fraction of a second to adjust her reply. “I have what you want. I have his brother’s journal.” She glanced at Donovan’s wide eyes. “It’s out in the canoe. I can get it for you.” She went to turn, but froze with a spine-jerking flinch when Chewy fired the gun. Water flew into the air a few inches from where she stood.
“Don’t move,” Chewy shouted at her. “You’re going to back out of here one step at time. If you do anything stupid, I’ll blow a hole through your boyfriend’s head.” He pressed the muzzle of the gun to Donovan’s temple.
With her hands in the air, Beth slowly moved one foot back at a time, her right foot dragging the gun along the ground and all the way down the driveway to the canoe.
“I have to turn around to get it,” she explained. “When I raise my hands, all I’ll have is a leather journal.”
“You better or it’s a bullet into Goldwyn’s brain.” He motioned for her to get it.
She kept all of her movements slow and cautious even as she held up a black, leather-bound journal. The two men in front of her had opposite reactions. Chewy looked triumphant while Donovan looked betrayed. His eyes cut into her like lavender blades. She swallowed against the pain.
“Give it to me!” Chewy held out his hand for the journal.
QUESTION: What do you think about Beth's actions in this scene? If you haven't read Hurricane Crimes yet, what do you think happens next?