Finding Eva: a thrilling psychological suspense by J.A. Baker

Finding Eva: a thrilling psychological suspense by J.A. Baker

Author:J.A. Baker [Baker, J.A.]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Published: 2018-08-28T06:00:00+00:00

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Eva

My heart hammers out a horrible, dull beat as I listen to her knocking on the door downstairs. For fuck’s sake! How the hell did she find me? This whole scenario is surreal. After the carry on with Gareth earlier, I feel as if I am being stalked. What the fuck is going on here? I make a decision that I’ve been pondering over for years, to come and see my parents, and all of a sudden the world and his wife are here spying on me, tracking me down. Trying to ruin all of my plans.

I consider closing the curtains, ignoring her, even sending a message telling her to leave me alone, but I know what sort of reaction that will provoke. I need to be cautious here, to step carefully around her. This is a delicate situation. She is mad at me for moving away without telling her. I understand that; I really do, but she left me with no choice. Surely even she can see that? My options were so limited I felt as if I was choking on the intensity of it all.

I thought I had everything tied down tightly when I left London; that I had managed to slip away into the night unnoticed but with Celia outside my flat, it would appear not. I may as well have a tracking device plastered across my forehead for all the good it did. My stealth-like plans have amounted to nothing and now I’m at the mercy of the two people I have tried to escape from. It was all in vain. It would seem that I can’t even disappear successfully.

I trudge down the stairs, dreading opening the door to her. I have no idea what I’m going to say anyway. I will leave the talking to Celia. She can ramble on and on about why I have come here and I will remain silent and nod in the right places to appease her. Always the best way. I will do whatever I can to keep her at bay, which won’t be easy but it’s all I can manage right now. I don’t mind admitting she has caught me unawares and I don’t have any tricks up my sleeve to solve this. I’d like nothing better than to send her packing, but knowing how she is, how capricious and unstable she can be, it’s highly unlikely that that will happen. Instead I will do what I’ve always had to do; soothe and cajole her, agree with everything she says and then hope that she buggers off back to where she came from.

My fingers are like pieces of wood as I fiddle with the ancient lock and slide the chain back off its catch. I pull the door open slightly and do my best to look confident. She smiles at me and her appearance takes my breath away. I try to not show my shock and step back to let her in. A waft of cold air breezes in behind her and I shiver and slam the door closed, leaving the chain off.



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