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Who is stalking Katherine and why?
Still reeling from the death of her husband in the London Bombings, Katherine builds a wall around her heart to prevent further hurt.
In a serendipitous moment her first love, Jared Martin walks back into her life. Old feelings are rekindled but as their second chance relationship develops, another cruel twist of fate strikes. The helicopter Jared is a passenger on ditches in the North Sea.
Who, if anyone, will survive the ordeal? Is fate still not done with its dirty deeds?
Will a reckless moment from her past come back to haunt her?
This book contains adult content, violence, and strong language. 18+ recommended.
Here is an excerpt.
31st December, 2010
He stepped out from the entrance of the Vue Cinemas. One day she would be his. But not today. Now was not the right time. He was not ready. No instructions came from within his brain. The voices hadn’t spoken to him yet. Only when they did, would the time be right.
In the month since his arrival, he spent hours at the Central Library searching through the city directories to confirm ownership of As the Pages Turn. The business had not changed hands. In addition to those, he perused back issues of The Press and Journal on microfilm for more information about the shop and its owners.
The streets were busy tonight. A group of giggling young women, their skirts too short, and their heels too high, wearing far too much makeup, walked past his hiding place, forcing him to retreat further into the shadows. Any one of these girls could be his, but his heart was set on the one with the fiery red tresses. The owner of the bookstore.
Captivated by her beauty, he emerged from the darkness and started across the street, careful not to be seen by the CCTV camera. He crept to the corner of the casino building, giving the video surveillance a wide berth.
Back garden fireworks popped and banged. The occasional starbursts of red, green, blue and white rose above the buildings. One, louder than the others made him jump – so nearby it could have been set off beside him. Aberdeen’s official display wouldn’t start until midnight. The clock, barely visible over the rooftops, read fifteen minutes to six.
His threadbare overcoat was useless in this cold, damp night air. He rubbed his hands up and down his upper arms in an attempt to warm himself but the action only provided temporary relief.
He pressed himself against the back wall under the shelter of the roof. He could see her clearer. No one could notice his interest in her.
Oblivious to his presence, she carried on as usual. Just the way he wanted. She couldn’t be aware of him. Not now. Not yet. He was the invisible man, skulking in the gloom a short distance from her store. Just beyond her vision. He didn’t exist to her, as it had to be for now. But the day would come and she would be the first to know when he was ready to reveal himself.
So, what are readers saying about this book?
★★★★★ “If you like romance novels and you like thrillers, you will love Melanie Robertson-King’s book, Yesterday Today Always. It is a scary book. Katherine is owner of As The Pages Turn book store. She is stalked by one man and loved by another. She is so lucky to have Stephanie as a close friend to talk her through her problems. You would like having a friend like Stephanie, too.” - Joan Y. Edwards, Amazon
★★★★★ “Melanie certainly is a very versatile writer. I’ve already sampled her time slip and ghost stories, but this is very different. There are so many strands to this novel. It’s a romance – Jared and Kat reunited after years apart. It’s a thriller – who is stalking Kat and what connection does he have to her? Then there’s danger when Jared’s helicopter ditches, which left me wondering whether Kat was about to lose yet another love.
I loved the way the stalker kept putting in an appearance. Who was he? Where did he fit in? He was obviously a damaged individual; someone who lived on the edge of society, but I couldn’t imagine what someone like Kat could have done to have inspired such hatred.
I must say Melanie certainly puts her heroine through a roller coaster of emotions. Jared is amazing. He really loves her. At the beginning he’s a bit gung-ho with his feelings, unaware of how vulnerable Kat is. He adores her, he wants her back, surely that’s enough? But it’s not and he soon realizes he’ll need patience and determination if he wants to capture Kat’s heart. A thoroughly enjoyable four star read.” - Taurus Girl, Amazon
★★★★★ “Excellent! There's a little bit of everything going on here - all in the right way, of course. We have a likeable protagonist who has faced a tragedy, but also faces something sinister in her present. As the story crashes to a devastating conclusion, you find yourself wanting more.
Melanie Robertson-King is a writer to watch. I've sped through a couple of her books this winter and I'll certainly be looking for more...” - Billy, Amazon
★★★★★ “A man who has a purpose in his life has returned to wait for the right moment. Sounds spooky, right? From the very beginning, the reader can see trouble ahead. Why is he so interested in Katherine, who he says belongs to him? What are his plans for her? They don’t look good. Author Melanie Robertson-King weaves a mystery that will keep you turning pages to see what happens next. At least it did for me. This story also has a romance that kept me hoping life would turn out good for the young couple.
YESTERDAY TODAY ALWAYS is a winner of the silver badge in the Author Shout Recommended 2019 Reader Ready Award. Congratulations, Melanie. I recommend this novel of love, danger, and hope. Happy Reading.” - Beverly McClure, Goodreads
Wow, it sounds like a riveting read!
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About the Author:
A native of eastern Ontario, during her pre-school years, Melanie Robertson-King lived in a winterized cottage on the shore of the St Lawrence River. Before starting school, her family moved to Brockville, where she received her education, including a post-secondary degree in Computer Programming.
Growing up as an only child, Melanie was an avid reader and remains so to this day. She knew then one day she would be a writer. When she wasn’t talking about her dream of becoming an author, she wrote stories and began honing her skills at an early age.
Melanie’s father was a Scottish national. He came to Canada as a ‘Home Child’ through the auspices of The Orphan Homes of Scotland. She promised herself that one day, her feet would touch the soil in her father’s homeland. That first trip was in 1993, and she’s not looked back since, having returned to the auld country many more times and is looking forward to her next trip, possibly as soon as 2020. On one of her many trips to Scotland, Melanie had the honour of meeting Princess Anne (The Princess Royal) at the orphanage where her father was raised.
Encouraged to study Highland Dancing, she competed locally. Her final competition took place during the summer of 1969, a few short months after her father’s death, at the 1000 Islands Highland Games. In that last event, she won the Silver Medal in the Sword Dance.
Melanie began her professional writing career in non-fiction. One of her articles graced the cover of an international publication. At the same time, she continued to develop her writing voice: short stories (both fiction and non-fiction) as well as novel-length work.
Since her debut novel was published in the summer of 2012, Melanie has written seven more books (including two for children) and released the second edition of her first.
It Happened in Gastown is Melanie’s ninth book, and the second in the “It Happened” series of sweet romances set in picturesque locations across Canada.
Her short story, Cole’s Notes, has been re-edited and is available as a free read through her website and blog.
When not sequestered in her cave writing, plotting or editing, you’ll find her out and about. Favorite haunts (pardon the pun) are cemeteries (the older, the better) since they have more character, and perhaps a few more characters. She also loves travel and photography.
Melanie and fellow authors, Wendy H. Jones and Chris Longmuir, make up the infamous trio – the Princesses of Pandemonium.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Melanie-Robertson-King/e/B008SQFS9Q/