Rain and Revelation

Rain and Revelation

Therese Pautz

Language: English

Pages: 228

ISBN: 0615718795

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Rain and Revelation

Therese Pautz

Language: English

Pages: 228

ISBN: 0615718795

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


On the rugged, rain and windswept coast of Ireland, twenty-year-old Eliza Conroy’s predictable life is shattered when she returns home to find her mother bathing in her own blood. Eliza sets out to understand the events leading up to that fateful day and discovers that she has been deceived her entire life by those she loves and trusts the most. What she uncovers threatens to destroy her family and tight knit community and Eliza is forced to choose between the cost of speaking the truth and remaining silent.

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I think for a moment that Ma might have sent me a message even though she rarely uses a computer. Ryan’s email is the first one I see. He writes how nice it was to see me and suggests that we meet for a run this coming Saturday as he will be in Louisburgh visiting his uncle. I can’t believe it when I read his uncle is Mr. Walters. He attached three different training programs: novice, intermediate, and advanced. Even under the novice program, I’m behind schedule. Way behind. I hesitate, but

I think for a moment that Ma might have sent me a message even though she rarely uses a computer. Ryan’s email is the first one I see. He writes how nice it was to see me and suggests that we meet for a run this coming Saturday as he will be in Louisburgh visiting his uncle. I can’t believe it when I read his uncle is Mr. Walters. He attached three different training programs: novice, intermediate, and advanced. Even under the novice program, I’m behind schedule. Way behind. I hesitate, but

minutes I lay there, breathing deeply, trying to gauge whether the rain is letting up. My eyes feel heavy. I force my eyes open, sit up and hold my head in my hands. The room no longer spins, but I feel weighed down from too many pints and not enough sleep. I debate only for a minute whether Granda can wait, but I know he can’t. He prides himself as the only successful businessman among farmers. Everyone knows him. Everyone jumps when he asks for something. He’s always polite and always

smart business suit. I can’t hear the interview, but sprawled across the bottom of the screen are the words: Clara McShane sues Catholic Church. Ms. McShane is smiling and waving a document. In the background, people are cheering. The barman finishes wiping down the bar and slings the towel over his shoulder. He says, “I’ll be damned.” By the end of the week I get a job answering phones for a software development company. I make just enough to afford a flat in the dodgy part of town. When Ryan

the box and grab my bag. “Granda has decided to give the title to the cottages—all of them—to her. You can manage them for Ma.” I dig into my bag and hand Da a check. “This is from Granda. For you.” Da stares at the check. “What the bloody hell?” “He wants to help Ma and you.” Da squints and cocks his head. “Doesn’t seem like something he’d do.” “I hired a solicitor. She was brilliant and convinced Granda it was right to help take care of Ma. And, repay you too.” “You hired a

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