How time flies! 2013 is just around the corner, and I’m gearing up for the release of a new trilogy from Harlequin Romantic Suspense, which I’ve tentatively called Buried Secrets. Here is the premise:
Friends by choice, accomplices by necessity
Fifteen years ago, three runaway girls banded together for protection on Baltimore’s mean streets and became friends. Life had dealt them a lousy start, but these teens had dreams — big dreams they were determined to turn into reality someday. Then one day they witnessed a murder committed by a powerful man — who saw them watching. They fled, terrified, and melted back into the streets. That night the three frightened girls buried the evidence they’d taken from the crime scene and made a pact: they would change their identities, protect each other forever, and never reveal their terrible secret, no matter what the cost.
Now, fifteen years later: B.K. Elliot is an award-winning, but reclusive photojournalist who chronicles the gritty reality of life on the streets. Haley Barnes is a social worker who operates a shelter for pregnant, runaway girls. Nadine Seymour is a brilliant plastic surgeon who shuns the spotlight and does pro bono restoration work on battered women.
They live and work under the radar…until their past catches up to them, and they can no longer let buried secrets lie.
The first book of the trilogy, Fatal Exposure, is slated for June. To read excerpts, see photos from my research trips, and catch up on all my latest news, please visit my website: www.gailbarrett.com.