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Cereal Killer (Maternal Instincts Mystery Series: Book Eleven) Sneak Peek – Chapter Three Continued

Did you miss Chapter One? Did you miss Chapter Two? Did you miss part one of Chapter Three? From Cereal Killer  Chapter Three Continued… I KNOW WHAT YOU DID. MAYBE ITS TIME TO GIVE UP YOU’RE GRAPES OF WRATH. “Well,” I murmured. “They’re referencing a classic novel but made a mistake on the difference between your and you’re.” “I noticed that,” said Luz with a dark chuckle. “They missed the apostrophe in it’s, too.” Vicente and I traded papers, and I read the other note. HOW ABOUT A MIRACLE? TURN THE WINE INTO WATER. It was printed on the same type of paper. No spelling errors in this one, I noted—but another allusion, this time to a Bible story. And this one explained why Luz had flinched at Gloria’s water-and-wine remark a few minutes earlier. It had been an unwelcome reminder of the strange notes. Glancing toward Luz, I asked, “And what did they send today?” Wordlessly, she passed the last piece of paper toward me. LIGHTS OUT. CLOSE DOWN THE WINERY OR ELSE. My eyes widened. “They’re all disconcerting, but this one reads as a more direct threat. They didn’t even bother to try to be clever with a literary reference.” “I know.” She ran a hand through her dark hair. “I . . . don’t know what to do.” “Let’s start thinking through some suspects, so we have a place to begin investigating,” I said. “Vicente thought maybe your ex has some‐ thing to do with it?” Vicente grumbled his assent. Luz traced the edge of the table. “It is easier for Vicente to think that Thomas...