Wednesday, May 11, 2016

J - Journal of Ryan Goldwyn




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.


*SPOILER*

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? 


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40 comments:

  1. I remember that scene. Such a great story. Really! I wish you epic sales and a million shares.

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! It was one of my favorite scenes in Hurricane Crimes, too. :)

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  2. Sometimes a no win situation, have to make a choice in the moment like she did.

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    1. Exactly. You have to do something.

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  3. Does she throw it in the water? Then they go fishing for it and she and Donovan are able to get away or at least attack them?

    betty

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    1. Hmmm...maybe, maybe, maybe. You might just have to read Hurricane Crimes to find out. ;)

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  4. This was great to read Chrys,
    Yvonne.

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  5. She held up A black leather-bound journal. Not HIS, or HERS, just A. Hmm... interesting. Riveting excerpt!

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    1. Ha. You're good. You're heading in the right direction. ;)

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  6. Maybe she flings it into the water to distract him or it's not the journal at all?

    Good scene, Chrys!

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    1. You're on the right track, Cherodo. ;)

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  7. If I were her and saw the disappointment in Donovan's face, I'd lob the book as far away as possible and whilst the baddy was distracted grab the gun I'd been shuffling with my feet and turn the tables. Hopefully Donovan would have also taken advantage of the distraction to get away. Now I'll have to read the book to find out. Great stuff, Chrys. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. I think she did the only thing she could at that point...

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  9. He doesn't understand that she is going to beat these guys at their own game. I would say she tosses it in the water. They run towards the journal, she picks up the gun, and voila--she saves the day.

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  10. Is this a trick question, because my first instinct is she gives him the journal. But as a writer I wonder if she somehow saves the day. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  11. It seems to me like she had little choice. She might have a trick up her sleeve, but I don't know what it would be. Good excerpt.

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    1. She might have a trick up her sleeve... ;)

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  12. Congrats on the release. (Did you know there's a spoiler code? You can hide words and people can click to see them or not click and not see them. Way cool.)

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    1. I did not realize that. I need to look it up. Thanks for the tip!

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  13. Marvelous scene! I think she had little choice in the matter, and I do know what happens next. ;)

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  14. It's a good scene. One of my favourites of the story. I won't give anything away, but I love what Beth has done. Very smart and resourceful.

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    1. I'm glad it's one of your favorites. :D

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  15. That was a good excerpt. I enjoyed reading your book and loved all the action in it!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! I loved your review, and greatly appreciated it. I can't wait to be on your blog for my interview. :D

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  16. I remember that scene! It's great to see it again!

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  17. She's pushing a gun with her foot? She shoots him?

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  18. Nice excerpt, Chrys. I think Beth had very little choice here.

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    1. Thanks, Claudine. I think so, too.

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  19. Ohhh! Another interesting excerpt! I already set up the post Chrys and read the excerpt too :)

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    1. Great! Thank you so much! I can't wait to be on your blog. :D

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