Hidden Depths

Posted on January 27, 2012 6:59 pm under Story Ideas
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Sandy Thomas knew her parents were crazy, when they decided to adopt. Not a baby, but a thirteen-year-old girl, just one year younger than herself. Sandy dislikes everything about mousy Rose, who sleeps hugging a grungy teddy bear. She can’t ride a bike, can’t swim and has never skied. She seems content to stay at home, wearing frilly pink dresses and doing needlework with her mother. Even worse, Sandy suspects that Rose is the daughter her mother always wanted.

Rose harbors a secret that even the adoption agency doesn’t know. She prays for safety in the Thomas household, but fears that it won’t last.

Both girls dread their first family vacation, but neither foresees the events that leave them stranded without their parents in the dark woods of Black Mountain. Only one knows the identity of the madman who hunts them.

Survival will require all their ingenuity. And their cooperation.


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5 Responses to “Hidden Depths”

  1. Mama Zen Says:

    Oh, nice! This would make a great book!

  2. Kathy Matthews Says:

    This is a super start to a book. I would love it, and I bet that some younger girls would love it too. What a burden it would be to know that others who are helping you are also in danger because of you.

    Hope you have a great weekend,

    Kathy M.

  3. Kay L. Davies Says:

    Fabulous plot. I’m sure the girls will learn to appreciate one another, maybe even love one another, during this shared adventure. Yes, would make a great book for young readers.

  4. Tammy Says:

    This is not only delightfully chilling, but I love the depth you’ve given to these characters already. Very cool plot. Please write fast!

  5. Lisa Ricard Claro Says:

    Ooh, good one! This would be an awesome YA thriller. You have all the right elements to appeal to that genre, and it’s one that I’d love to read. Nicely done, Grandma, once again!