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May 11, 2016

J - Journal of Ryan Goldwyn




In Hurricane Crimes, Ryan Goldwyn’s journal is highly important. Inside it is all the information he logged about the drugs going missing in his police department and the suspects—Viktor Chuman and David Buckland.

Donovan, his brother, risks his life to keep the journal out of the hands of the cops who murdered Ryan. It’s also the biggest piece of evidence Donovan had to prove his innocence when these cops frame him for his brother’s murder.

I want to share with you a spoiler moment in Hurricane Crimes with his journal.


*SPOILER*

Hurricane Crimes Excerpt:

Beth flinched. “I…” She paused for a fraction of a second to adjust her reply. “I have what you want. I have his brother’s journal.” She glanced at Donovan’s wide eyes. “It’s out in the canoe. I can get it for you.” She went to turn, but froze with a spine-jerking flinch when Chewy fired the gun. Water flew into the air a few inches from where she stood.

“Don’t move,” Chewy shouted at her. “You’re going to back out of here one step at time. If you do anything stupid, I’ll blow a hole through your boyfriend’s head.” He pressed the muzzle of the gun to Donovan’s temple.

With her hands in the air, Beth slowly moved one foot back at a time, her right foot dragging the gun along the ground and all the way down the driveway to the canoe.

“I have to turn around to get it,” she explained. “When I raise my hands, all I’ll have is a leather journal.”

“You better or it’s a bullet into Goldwyn’s brain.” He motioned for her to get it.

She kept all of her movements slow and cautious even as she held up a black, leather-bound journal. The two men in front of her had opposite reactions. Chewy looked triumphant while Donovan looked betrayed. His eyes cut into her like lavender blades. She swallowed against the pain.

“Give it to me!” Chewy held out his hand for the journal.


QUESTION: What do you think about Beth's actions in this scene? If you haven't read Hurricane Crimes yet, what do you think happens next? 


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40 comments:

Crystal Collier said...

I remember that scene. Such a great story. Really! I wish you epic sales and a million shares.

Pat Hatt said...

Sometimes a no win situation, have to make a choice in the moment like she did.

betty said...

Does she throw it in the water? Then they go fishing for it and she and Donovan are able to get away or at least attack them?

betty

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Crystal! It was one of my favorite scenes in Hurricane Crimes, too. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Exactly. You have to do something.

Chrys Fey said...

Hmmm...maybe, maybe, maybe. You might just have to read Hurricane Crimes to find out. ;)

nashvillecats2 said...

This was great to read Chrys,
Yvonne.

diedre Knight said...

She held up A black leather-bound journal. Not HIS, or HERS, just A. Hmm... interesting. Riveting excerpt!

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Yvonne.

Chrys Fey said...

Ha. You're good. You're heading in the right direction. ;)

Cherdo said...

Maybe she flings it into the water to distract him or it's not the journal at all?

Good scene, Chrys!

Nicola said...

If I were her and saw the disappointment in Donovan's face, I'd lob the book as far away as possible and whilst the baddy was distracted grab the gun I'd been shuffling with my feet and turn the tables. Hopefully Donovan would have also taken advantage of the distraction to get away. Now I'll have to read the book to find out. Great stuff, Chrys. Thanks so much for sharing.

Chrys Fey said...

You're on the right track, Cherodo. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

You're thinking like Beth now. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think she did the only thing she could at that point...

Chrys Fey said...

That's a safe assumption. ;)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

He doesn't understand that she is going to beat these guys at their own game. I would say she tosses it in the water. They run towards the journal, she picks up the gun, and voila--she saves the day.

emaginette said...

Is this a trick question, because my first instinct is she gives him the journal. But as a writer I wonder if she somehow saves the day. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Chrys Fey said...

Your instincts are good. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Very close, Joylene. ;)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

It seems to me like she had little choice. She might have a trick up her sleeve, but I don't know what it would be. Good excerpt.

Liz A. said...

Congrats on the release. (Did you know there's a spoiler code? You can hide words and people can click to see them or not click and not see them. Way cool.)

Chrys Fey said...

I did not realize that. I need to look it up. Thanks for the tip!

Chrys Fey said...

She might have a trick up her sleeve... ;)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

What a scene. Congrats Chrys.

Christine Rains said...

Marvelous scene! I think she had little choice in the matter, and I do know what happens next. ;)

Jeffrey Scott said...

It's a good scene. One of my favourites of the story. I won't give anything away, but I love what Beth has done. Very smart and resourceful.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Sheena!

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, you do. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad it's one of your favorites. :D

Sherry Ellis said...

That was a good excerpt. I enjoyed reading your book and loved all the action in it!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Sherry! I loved your review, and greatly appreciated it. I can't wait to be on your blog for my interview. :D

Loni Townsend said...

I remember that scene! It's great to see it again!

sage said...

She's pushing a gun with her foot? She shoots him?

Yanting Gueh said...

Nice excerpt, Chrys. I think Beth had very little choice here.

Romance Reader said...

Ohhh! Another interesting excerpt! I already set up the post Chrys and read the excerpt too :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks! :D

Chrys Fey said...

Hmm...possibly. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Claudine. I think so, too.

Chrys Fey said...

Great! Thank you so much! I can't wait to be on your blog. :D