As a part of the events going on during International Chick Lit Month, several chick lit authors are posting the contents of page 45 of one of their books. You can view page 45 from Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire below.
This is a conversation between Molly and Rhys during their first assignment together. Molly doesn’t know him very well, and certainly doesn’t trust this bold stranger she’s been partnered up with. Turns out, he knows more about her than she knows about him…
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It was time for me to be assertive. “Why did you call me ‘Molly’ earlier?”
Rhys riffled through his suitcase. “Because that’s your name.”
“Why do you think that’s my name?”
He shrugged. “Audrey told me.”
“No, she didn’t. She knows me as Betty Bruce. That’s my name.”
Rhys smirked. “Betty Bruce sounds like a superhero name. Also, that’s the name on your fake passport, not your real name—”
“Your name is Molly Miranda. You live in New York. You own a flat in Manhattan and you live with a waiter named Nate.” He looked at me. “Is he your boyfriend?”
“We’re just friends,” I snapped. “And don’t say ‘waiter’ like it’s a big deal because I’m from New York. Half the people in New York who are in their twenties work in food service. Nate and I are just—”
“You said you’re from New York, but you’re not. You’re from Vermont.”
My chest was heaving and my knuckles hurt from squeezing my fists. “How do you know all this stuff about me?”
He crossed his arms over his chest. “Now what kind of professional would I be if I didn’t check up on the young ingénue I’d be sharing an assignment with?”
I stared at him. “Go on.”
“Audrey told me your name is Betty Bruce. First I hacked into the American passport database and found Betty’s passport and acquired your photograph.”
Like all passport photos, mine was terrible. I looked like an annoyed zombie.
Rhys spoke quickly and without any hesitation. His Scottish accent wasn’t thick enough for me to misunderstand him.
“Betty Bruce doesn’t have much of an online identity— no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, whatever. So, I used the FBI’s facial recognition software to cross-reference it with anyone else with an American passport.”
Intrigued? You can pick up the Kindle version of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire for $0.99 all month long. Happy Chick Lit Month everyone!
View other book snippets (from page 45) from these other chick lit authors!
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