Congrats to Marilyn Slagel for winning an advanced copy of SKELETON’S KEY! There will be one more available before the big release.
Now, onto the ghost in the window. My amazing artist, Kimberlee Ketterman Edgar, noticed early on in the painting she’d unconsciously put a figure in the lower left window of the house. She named her “Little Miss Marie.”
Can you see her?
SKELETON’S KEY Delta Crossroads #2
Still barefoot, Dani approached Ironwood’s massive dual staircase, keeping to the right set of stairs as instructed. She took the first stair and then the second. The third creaked, and Dani clutched the right banister. She loved the cool touch of the worn, smooth wood, and slowly ascended to the second floor. Each step had its own grunt, and every creak and groan made Dani’s muscles tense.
Finally, she reached the top. Taking a deep breath, she turned and gazed down to the first floor. The lighting in the foyer was lousy, but the French marble floor still boasted its antique elegance. The staircase’s banisters and railing–all solid mahogany–emitted a dull glow, as though the once pristine house was trying to redeem itself. How many times had a member of the Laurent family stood in this spot, watching as guests arrived and taking in the magnificent stairs? Had CaryAnne dreamed of walking down them as a bride, with her father at her side and her groom waiting to receive her, the house filled with admiring guests?