Old Friends

Posted on April 13, 2012 10:54 am under Story Ideas
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Riley Conroy had always planned to be a star.  

Fifteen years after leaving the inner-city neighborhood, she receives her first Academy Award nomination and invites her childhood friends to celebrate her success.

When Riley falls from her penthouse balcony, her friends become suspects.

Maria’s only dream was to marry Colton Howard.  She got her wish after Riley discarded him.  Ten years later, she stills sees that look in Colton’s eyes, whenever Riley is mentioned.

Gina grew up in Riley’s shadow.  Never as smart, never as pretty, never as popular.  She tried to follow in Riley’s footsteps, but ended up waiting tables in a backstreet diner.

Ten years of writing have yielded a box of rejections for Sara, while the autobiographical Life of Riley became an overnight best seller.

Detective Frank Karpinski delves into the secrets of the three friends as he struggles to answer the question.  Who killed Riley?


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6 Responses to “Old Friends”

  1. Kay L. Davies Says:

    “Life of Riley” !! I love it.
    Great mystery. So sad, though, to have three of her childhood friends suspected of murdering her. I’d hate to think of any of my childhood friends wanting to kill me.
    I’d definitely buy this book.

  2. Mama Zen Says:

    This sounds like it would make a fantastic book!

  3. Lisa Ricard Claro Says:

    This sounds like a good one. Three excellent suspects, and I have to wonder what secrets will surface about the seemingly wonderful Riley. You got me. I’m in.

  4. Sioux Roslawski Says:

    From the sounds of it, all three killed poor Riley Conroy. This has all the makings of a great whodunit.

  5. Tammy Says:

    Ooh, love the dark turn this took and the way you related it to childhood!

  6. Kathy Matthews Says:

    Oh, Grammy, this book, like Riley’s autobiography is sure to be a best seller! I think that you should write this one for sure.

    Kathy M.