Following up on my previous post --
A specimen of Melanie Rogers' writing can be found here: http://home.twcny.rr.com/melrogers/ex.html
. It's the opening section of her book, Followed by Death.
You could call it spectacular.
In kindness, I'm only quoting the first two paragraphs, which are the least spectacular portion of the excerpt. Note: I have no idea who the "she" is who's doing all this thinking, because right after the first two paragraphs, Rogers shifts to a tight-closeup third-person extremely omniscient flashback to an episode where the only woman present was a corpse.
Thoughts of her family quickly reentered her mind. There were the twins. Marcus and Matthew. Identical twin boys, age twenty-nine going on thirty. Matt worked in the factory, and his wife Susan had died just nine months ago. It was horrible. The worst thing she, or anybody for that matter, had ever experienced in the history of Ft. Brighton. The whole town was in an uproar, and undoubtedly still is. She remembers it as if it were yesterday.
Matt had been working second shift, same as dad, and Sue was home with the kids, Mikey and Mitch. When he got home at approximately 12:45p.m., he walked in to what he still, to this day, considers to be hell. She was up in her bed, cuddled under the blankets as if she were sleeping. He even walked over to the bed and gave her a kiss on the forehead before he got in the shower. He dried himself off, and crawled into bed quietly, so as not to wake her. What happened next would change his life completely. ...
Betcha Marcus did it.
Anyway, Melodie Rogers is an unknown writer. Her book was published by PA, so it effectively got no promotion. Logically, any readers who bought her book at that signing would have to have done so after browsing its contents. But those
contents? No way. Not believing it.
Before you argue with me, follow that link and read the rest of the excerpt.