The women walked onto the path that led to the place where Josh and Adam had last stood. Lily started to feel anxiety pumping up her heart rate. Was this a good idea after all? she thought. I should have just turned her in. Why did we come here? Nevertheless, it was too late to change plans, as the juniper tree where Josh had tied the rope could be seen up ahead. Feeling cold metal pressing against her skin underneath her baggy T-shirt reminded Lily of how precarious the situation was. 

“We’re here.” Sarah stopped and looked down at her feet. “It looks like a regular stretch of trail. Normal rocks, no sinks, no hazards that I can detect.” She walked around, kicking the rocks. “Why are you just standing there staring at me? Aren’t you supposed to examine the place?” 

“No.” Lily sat down on the ground and looked up at the sky and the clouds, squinting. 

“What?!” Sarah’s tone got angry. 

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“Sit down. I want to talk to you. Here, I brought a pack of cigarettes. I think you’ll appreciate the soothing puffs of menthol.”

Sarah walked up to Lily, looking down at her with a sneer. “Are you kidding me, Lily Annabelle? Get up and do what you were supposed to do here! I don’t have a minute to waste!”

“Are you in a hurry?” Lily said calmly, lighting up a cigarette. 

“Yes, I am!”

“You won’t be anymore.” Lily smiled.

Book Blurb: Lily
Lily is a kind and unwary soul who tries to help her selfish best friend Sarah overcome her marital conflicts. Sarah has an insatiable appetite for the luxuries of the modern world and high social status, while Lily enjoys the simple things in life and loves nature. The husbands of the two women, Adam and Josh, are business partners who own a Philadelphia-based IT company. They landed a promising contract with a pharmaceutical company and soon enjoyed good financial returns. To celebrate their success, the two couples decide to go on a mutual vacation to the Grand Canyon. Just a few days into their vacation, a minor inconvenience reveals a heinous plot that turns their vacation into a major tribulation.

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