Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | February 7, 2018

A field trip gone awry–a story gone astray


Pendant“Pendant” is the story of Elaine, a former school teacher who lost a student on a field trip and has been haunted by the memory for more than a decade. She and her husband, a police officer at the time of the abduction, lose their jobs over the incident.

After 12 years, a girl’s picture in the paper triggers memories as Elaine sees the pendant her student was wearing the day of the disappearance around the neck of the girl in the photograph prompting her husband to reopen his file and start investigating the case again.

As Elaine loses everything in her fight for justice, she fears for her own life and turns to her neighbor, a police officer, to help keep her out of danger, but can she trust him?

M.L. Hamilton has a way with words. She grabs your attention on the first page, but just as the action begins to pick up, the story seems to halt until the mystery is near resolution.

As much as I found the plot riveting, this would have made a better short story.  The details about the retirement home where she was “hiding” is material for a separate book and was too much to include in this story.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Blue Mist Publishing, and Interviews and Reviews, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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