New Free Online Read: Plain Stalker by Alison Stone
When her Amish friend is targeted by a stalker, Georgia Summers must turn to her ex-boyfriend, Buffalo cop Trevor Kane for help…but now her life is on the line in Love Inspired Suspense author Alison Stone’s new free online read, “Plain Stalker”:
For physician assistant Georgia Summers, a well-earned vacation is just what the doctor ordered…until her ex-boyfriend, Buffalo police officer Trevor Kane, walks into the ER. The injured young woman with him is no stranger to Georgia. And her Amish friend desperately needs Georgia’s help.
Georgia broke Trevor’s heart when she allowed doubt and fear to end their relationship. Now, as a winter storm bears down, they must work together to keep Georgia’s friend safe from a relentless stalker. When the threat escalates, plunging Georgia into the line of fire, Trevor will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he’ll always love. Can he convince Georgia to trust in him and in the powerful bond they share?
Read a snippet of “Plain Stalker”:
Georgia Summers stepped behind a curtain of one of the bays in the ER not because she had to check on the elderly gentleman, but because she needed to catch her breath. The cacophony of sounds was scraping against her every last nerve.
Two more hours and her shift would be over, and she had one glorious week of vacation ahead of her. Most people didn’t take a vacation in January in Buffalo without plans to travel, but Georgia was looking forward to hunkering down to read and binge watch all the favorite TV shows she had missed while working back-to-back doubles covering for her coworkers who had family they wanted to spend Christmas with.
She closed her eyes and drew in a deep breath. Dear Lord, help me get through these last couple hours. She glanced over at the gentleman lying in the bed, and he stared at her with a question in his eyes.
“Are you okay, Mr. Petrowski?”
“I’ve been better. When are you going to spring me from here?”
“We’re going to admit you for more tests.”
“More tests.” The elderly man sounded defeated. “Sounds expensive.”
Georgia patted the bed rail and gave him a reassuring smile. “Shouldn’t be long now before you’re moved to a room upstairs.”
Mr. Petrowski sighed heavily. Her heart sank. Truth be told, Georgia had no idea how long it would be. That was one of the hardest parts about working in the ER of a hospital in a major city. Once Georgia provided the emergency care her patients needed, she sent them on their way without ever knowing anything about their long-term care. Of course, unless they bounced back into the ER.
Wasn’t this what she’d wanted when she went back to school to become a physician assistant? This was what she wanted, right? To help people. So, why did she feel so drained?
She stepped out from behind the curtain. Claire, one of the admitting nurses, ran toward her. “There you are!” The alarm in her eyes sent Georgia’s nerves buzzing. So much for her little breather.
Click here to keep reading Chapter 1 of “Plain Stalker”, with a new chapter posted each weekday! And look for Alison’s new full-length novel set in Amish country from Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Cover-Up, available now at Harlequin.com and everywhere in August:
When a speeding car almost hits Dr. Christina Jennings, it’s the quick reflexes of FBI agent Dylan Hunter that save her. They soon realize the driver’s purpose—dumping an unconscious Amish girl on Christina’s doorstep. The small-town doctor’s set on finding out who’s responsible, but doing so throws her into the path of a killer…and leads her to a past she’d rather forget. On leave after his partner’s death, Dylan can’t possibly ignore the need to keep Christina safe. But as the man who once shattered her heart, he has to convince her to trust him first. Because the deeper Christina’s propelled straight into danger, the more she comes to believe that relying on Dylan may be her only chance for survival.