• Chapter 1

  • Profile Picture of Mom in Bluford Series - Summer of Secrets - Book 10

    Mom

    “I can’t do this again, Carl.

  • I don’t have the strength, not without Mama.”

  • Narrator

    Darcy Wills hid in the dark hallway listening to the sound of her mother’s weary voice.

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Bluford Series - Summer of Secrets - Book 10
  • It was 11:00 at night, and Mom was in the bedroom talking with Dad.

  • Their door was closed.

  • But through the thin walls of her family’s small house, Darcy could hear them as if they were standing right in front of her.

  • Profile Picture of Dad in Bluford Series - Summer of Secrets - Book 10

    Dad

    “So what are you trying to say?”

  • Narrator

    Dad asked.

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Bluford Series - Summer of Secrets - Book 10
  • His voice was strained, as if he was carrying a heavy block of cement on his back.

  • Darcy stood still as a statue, careful not to make a sound that would alert her parents to the fact that she was just a few feet away in the dark.

  • Profile Picture of Mom in Bluford Series - Summer of Secrets - Book 10

    Mom

    “I don’t know, Carl,”

  • Mom answered.

  • Profile Picture of Mom in Bluford Series - Summer of Secrets - Book 10

    Mom

    “I don’t know anything anymore.”

  • There was a moment of silence, and Darcy thought she heard her mother sob.

  • Profile Picture of Mom in Bluford Series - Summer of Secrets - Book 10

    Mom

    “I just don’t have a good feeling about any of this.”

  • Narrator

    So it was true, Darcy thought.

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Bluford Series - Summer of Secrets - Book 10
  • Something was definitely wrong with her parents.

  • Darcy had sensed it for days.

  • She had noticed tension between them and had even heard Mom snap a few times, but until now she figured her mother was still recovering from the loss of Grandma.