Grave Pursuits by Elle E. Kay EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author Name: Elle E. Kay
- Book Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Fae, Fiction, Fairies
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- Edition Language: English
- Date of Publication: January 3, 2023
- File Format: PDF / EPUB
- PDF / EPUB File Size: 2 MB
SHOUTING OUTSIDE OF THE park office captured Emily Davis’
attention. She opened the front door. They didn’t officially open the visitor
center for another two hours, but she wanted to see what the commotion
A skinny scruffy looking guy with a beard and a see-through white tank
top stood by the visitor center sign. “What’s DCNR stand for?”
“It tells you on the sign,” a heavyset blond girl answered. “Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources.”
“Do ya think this is the place to report Sue missing?”
DCNR Ranger Emily Davis cleared her throat and introduced herself.
“I’m Ranger Davis. Maybe you should come inside.” She held the door for
the group. As they brushed past her on their way into the building, the
pungent odor of stale beer filled her nostrils.
When they were all inside, she listened to their story and gaped at the
group. “You’re telling me your friend left her campsite at six o’clock last
night and never returned, and you’re only now reporting her missing?”
A large man with bushy eyebrows whose t-shirt didn’t cover his bulging
stomach took a step forward.
“We have two campsites on opposite sides of
the campground. Sue’s my girl, and we was staying together, but we got
into an argument ’fore she left for the boulders. I figured she was too mad
to come back, so she must’ve stayed with her sister. I didn’t realize she was
gone until we all met for breakfast this morning.”
She glanced at the rest of the group for confirmation. Four of them
nodded in agreement, but one woman kept her gaze trained on the ground.
“Are you Sue’s sister?”
The woman raised her gaze to meet Emily’s and gave a slight nod. “Yes.
I’m her sister, Mary.”
“We’ll organize a search. Do you know where she went?”
“She said she was going to visit Boulder Field,” Mary answered.
“Did she hike the trail or drive in?”
The boyfriend jumped in, “Drove my car. Sally took us out there before
we came here. My car was in the lot, but Sue wasn’t there, so she must’ve
Emily radioed dispatch with the information she’d gathered. She jotted
down their names and cell numbers. “Okay. Return to your campsites. We’ll
be in touch.”
“Aren’t we going to help in the search?” Mary asked.
“We’ll organize a civilian search party if it comes to that, but we always
start with the professionals. Most lost hikers are found quickly once we’re
notified that they’re missing.” She gave the boyfriend a pointed look.
After the group of campers left, she hopped into her state-issued Ford
Interceptor SUV and started down the long road toward Boulder Field.
EMILY PULLED INTO THE lot, parked, and exited her vehicle. Spotting
the red Honda CRV the missing hiker had driven out there, she ambled over
to it and peeked in the windows then walked to the edge of Boulder Field
and took a deep breath of pine-scented air and stared out at the expanse of
boulders surrounded by serene coniferous forest.
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