Friday 27 July 2018

BLOG TOUR ~ The Lost Sister by Tracy Buchanan

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Lost Sister by Tracy Buchanan where I have an extract from her novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Sabah Khan from Avon Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this extract so without further ado, here it is:

Or maybe not. He was a bit of a shallow idiot after all.
‘I’m pleased you brought him in,’ Becky says.
The girl crosses her arms, frowning. ‘It’s a her.’
Becky peers at the mother who gives a little shrug.
‘Ah. Her. Sorry,’ Becky says. ‘Well, I’ll tell you straight off, it’s
not serious. You managed to bring her in just in time.’
‘What’s wrong with Stanley?’ the girl asks.
Becky points to the small white spots on Stanley’s fi n. ‘Fin
rot,’ she explains. The girl’s big blue eyes widen. ‘But no need to
worry!’ Becky quickly adds. ‘Thanks to your vigilance, Stanley
will be just fi ne.’
The girl smiles, lighting up her young face.
Her mother squeezes her shoulder. ‘See? What did I tell you?’
Becky watches them, unable to stop herself feeling a tinge of
jealousy. ‘So,’ she says, clearing her throat. ‘Do you have some salt
at home?’
The girl peers up at her mother, who nods.
‘Good. That’s how we’ll treat Stanley. A few teaspoons of salt
in her tank each day and she’ll be as right as rain within the week.’
Becky turns away to tap some notes into her computer. ‘It’s just
as well Stanley has such a loving owner. Fish are so important.
You know they were here fi rst, way before us, even way before
dinosaurs? And yet look at them,’ she says, gesturing towards the
tank. ‘They’re still here. Quite a feat.’
‘They’re the best pets in the world,’ the girl says stoically as her
mother places the tank back in the box.
‘I’d agree,’ Becky replies. ‘But my three dogs might get a bit
upset. I think that’s it for Stanley today. Just call if you have any

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