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Thursday Quotables is a weekly meme that requires you to post a quote or an extract from your current read or something that you have read during the week, in order to entice others to read it.
Today’s Thursday Quotable features ‘Blind Justice’ by M.A Comley, a novella in the Justice series, featuring Lorne Simpkins.
Here is my extract:
Lorne looked at her partner and cringed. How the dickens could one man be so addicted to a certain chocolate bar? “Pete, I fear I’m going to be repeating myself when I say this, but, hon, you have a real problem. And I think you need to get some professional help.”
His chubby cheeks moved vigorously as he tried to finish his mouthful quickly in order to reply. “Right, like you don’t like the odd chocolate bar yourself.”
“Yes, the odd bar is fine, but Christ, man, you get through at least five bars a day. That’s unhealthy by anyone else’s standards. Do you actually look in the mirror when you get dressed in the morning?”
His eyes flickered shut, and his mouth puckered obstinately. “Nope.”
“You know what, big man? I can totally understand that. If you did, maybe you’d see that expanding waistband of yours and shudder like I do every day on your behalf. Here’s something that’s gonna make your day.” Lorne threw him a directive she’d received from the DCI that morning and waited for him to explode.
“Well, they can go and bloody get knotted. You won’t find me doing a hundred press-ups down at the gym.”
“You’re going to have to get into shape, Pete. Read the end paragraph – it virtually says either you have to shape up or ship out. They’re clamping down on fitness at long last. Tell me, when was the last time you actually chased a criminal?”
“I chase criminals every bloody day of the week,” he shot back, grinning.
“On two feet, I mean. God, you’re beyond belief at times. I think if someone cut you open, you’d have the word frustrating running through you. Let’s just say you frustrate the hell out of me.”
He winked at her. “Yeah, but you love me, too.”
What do you think? Does it make you want to read more? Let me know!
Where to buy: Amazon UK (Currently FREE! A great taster for the Justice series)