Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
“Willa’s frankly portrayed grief, confusion, and uncertainties could have a robust influence on readers.” –Publishers Weekly, starred assessment Sixteen-year-old Willa is lucky to have a cheerful mixed family members. yet a frantic cellphone name from Pryor, Texas, shatters the calm. Willa’s delivery father has murdered his moment spouse and daughters . . . and the police imagine he’s on his approach east to seek down Willa and her mom. As this demanding tragedy unavoidably exposes kinfolk secrets and techniques to Willa and her group, she struggles together with her personal damaging mystery
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There were three little girls," Officer Schultz said. " I repeated. "What do you mean there were three little girls? " "Maybe we should wait until your mother gets home," Officer Rivera said. The telephone rang. I jumped out of my chair and ran to the kitchen to answer it. "Willa, it's Brooke. Daddy and I are on our way to the club," she said. "We're all right and Alyssa is too, and if Terri doesn't show up when she's supposed to, the police will start looking for her. " I could hear her and Jack whispering, and then Brooke got back on.
I don't know, Mom," I said. "They have pictures of them. " Mom asked. " "He looks like me," I said. "That's not what I mean," Mom said. "Is he clean-shaven? Does he have a beard, a mustache? " "Clean-shaven," I said. " But before Mom had a chance to tell me what she and Faye talked about when they talked about Budge, the telephone rang. We both jumped at the sound. "That's probably Jack," Mom said, but I could tell from her end of the conversation that it wasn't. She said "Yes" a few times, and "I see" and "I understand," but not much else.
It's Willa," I said. "I just spoke to Mom. She's fine. " "Thank you, Jesus," Faye said. "She doesn't know yet," I said. "About ... about Budge. About the bodies. I think Jack'll tell her, or maybe the police will. She might be too upset to call you for a while. But she's fine. " "Thank you, Willa," Faye said. " "I'll try," I said. " "Mom knew? " "She knew," Faye said. "But, sweetie, it wasn't important. " I could hear her start to cry. "You be there for her," she said. " I hung up and returned to the living room.