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Monday 30 July 2012

The Evolution of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hopkin, Chapter One!

So MTV Hollywood Crush has an exclusive excerpt on The Evolution of Mara Dyer! I thought you guys might enjoy getting a little taste of the novel to come. Dam dam dam!
Miami, Florida 
I woke up on the morning of some day in some hospital to find a stranger sitting in my room. 
I sat up gingerly—my shoulder was sore—and studied the stranger. She had dark brown hair that bled into gray at the roots, and hazel eyes with webs of crow’s feet at the corners. She smiled at me, and her whole face moved. 
“Good morning, Mara,” she said. 
“Good morning,” I said back. My voice was low and hoarse. It didn’t sound like my own.
“Do you know where you are?” 
She obviously didn’t realize that the floor directory was positioned directly outside the window behind her, and that from the bed, I had a clear view. “I’m at the Lillian and Alfred Rice Psychiatric Unit.” Apparently. 
“Do you know who I am?” 
I had no idea, but I tried not to show it; she wouldn’t have asked me if we’d never met, and if we had met, I should remember her. “Yes,” I lied. 
“What’s my name?” 
Damn. My chest rose and fell quickly with my breath. 
“I’m Dr. West,” she said evenly. Her voice was warm and friendly but not at all familiar. 
“We met yesterday, when you were brought in by your parents and a detective by the name of Vincent Gadsen.” 
“Do you remember?”"
If you want to keep reading here is a link for the full chapter.


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