By author E. J. Ruek
She suspects he’s a murderer …and he is.
At seven, William killed his mother’s dog. At ten, he stabbed his father with a letter opener. There’s the murder of the family maid.
Willed custody of her best friend’s son, Deborah brings home a boy driven by hatred and rage. Injured by him the very first day, he threatens her carefully secured life with increasingly violent acts.
But William begins to believe in Deborah as he has never believed in anyone. When Deborah starts to trust in William, though, death answers.
Struggling to survive his first year in private practice, college debt, and a plague of bigotry and prejudice, Dr. Warren Jeffries’ bad luck and worse judgment lands him broke and homeless, camping out with vagrants and vagabonds. He’s cleansing cows and cutting up dead lambs inside bawling ewes—an animal mechanic working for a small-time veterinary service in rural North Idaho, and desperately trying to hide his extraordinary gift of empathy with the animals he treats.
Slightly Disturbing Stories, an illustrated collection of paranormal, dark fantasy, & urban contemporary tales
For those who like a nerve-tingling story that ends well for the innocent and good.
There’s no ‘gruel’-no gore and cruel. There’s nothing to make you scream or hide your eyes. There’s no sexual perversion. What there is might bring a tear of joy at story’s end and make you squirm a bit in the middle, but, regardless, the stories will stick with you, each a slightly disturbing ripple in your memory. It’s not what’s shown or told; it’s what’s left unsaid that echoes …forever.