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Crime Writer Spotlight - Leanne Dyck

Today we're in for a treat! My guest this week is Crime Writer Leanne Dyck. She shares some juicy flash fiction. It's about deception of a different kind.  

A Necessary Deception

 He spoke to her, touched her. A cool hand of longing traced down her body and made her shiver.

Why do I feel like this? What’s wrong with me? This is wrong. I should stop. She knew she wouldn’t; she knew she couldn’t. She was his. He possessed her.

She longed to stroke his cheek, kiss his lips, melt in his embrace.
So there she sat upon her bed—alone with him. Her nose buried in the book.

She turned each page in eager anticipation. Her imagination was a world they shared. To her he lived, breathed. She’d found him in the school library. The book was tattered. How many years had he waited for her? She shuttered to think. It wasn’t important. What mattered was that she had found him.

She longed for their life together to continue. She turned the pages very slowly, savouring each word.

She’d excused herself immediately after breakfast. “I have to make my bed and fix my hair,” she’d told her grandparents, pushing back her chair. She hadn’t lied. Those tasks needed tending to; but what she’d wanted was to spend more time with him.

My grandma would never understand. How could she possibly? She’s way too old. And she thinks I’m a good girltheir darling angelic granddaughter. They don’t know me. They only know the shadow illusions in which I hide.  

In Leanne's thriller, The Sweater Curse, aspiring knitwear designer Gwen Bjarnson is stuck in Purgatory.To escape, she must re-examine her life, journey through her past and right a wrong. But which wrong?

Young and in love, she works to establish her career, except fate has different plans. One rash act and she loses everything. Never resting, always seeking, and yearning for what she can no longer have, Gwen faces the truth: if she remains, others are destined to die. How will she solve the mystery before it is too late?

Leanne is the author of The Sweater Curse and Maynely A Mystery. She is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada. Find out more about Leanne and her books on her website and blog, or buy her books on Amazon: