Author(s) Lakisha Johnson & Laquisha Rucker
Genre Women's Fiction, Suspense
Publication Date November 1, 2016
Born only months apart, Merci and Grayce Alexander were as close as sisters could get. With a father who thought the world of them, life was good. Until one day everything changed.
While Grayce got love and attention, Merci got all the hell, forcing her to leave home. She never looks back, putting the past behind her until … her sister shows up over a decade later begging for help, bringing all of the forgotten past with her. Merci wasn't the least bit prepared for what was about to happen next.
Merci realizes, she’s been a part of something much bigger than she'd ever imagined. Yea, every family has their secrets, hidden truths and ties but Merci had no idea she’d been born into the family that lies.
Book Discussion & Signing
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Turning into the kitchen…
“Shit! How did you get in here?”
“It was easy.”
“Have you been here this entire time?”
“How? Why? What do you want?”
“I can see you didn’t take my advice.”
“What advice was that?”
“The note, the doll, the car seat; don’t you remember?”
“That was you?”
“Of course, who else would it have been? Oh, let me guess, you have another baby daddy besides my husband.” She laughs. “I knew you were a whore.”
“It’s time for you to go,” I say, walking over to disarm the alarm.
“I’m not going anywhere. I gave you a chance and you didn’t take it.”
“A chance? You think killing my baby is a chance? What is wrong with you?”
“You!” she screams. “You’re what’s wrong with me. It’s simple bitches like you who find pleasure in destroying somebody’s else marriage. Well, you’ve picked the wrong one this time. Little girl, I’ve spent the last twenty-five years of my life making my husband into somebody, and if you think I’m going to hand him over to you, you’re crazier than I am.”
“Look lady, I don’t want your husband. And for the record, he came to me. Hell, did you remind him that he was married because obviously he forgot. Wasn’t he the one you took vows with? If you should be mad at anybody, it’s him.”
“No bitch! You’re to blame. Had you kept your legs closed, we wouldn’t have this problem. Did you honestly think I would let you bring my husband’s baby into the world, making me a laughing stock of this city?”
“He doesn’t even know I’m pregnant so stop with all the threats. I have no intention on telling him nor do I want him. So why don’t you leave and we’ll never talk about it again?”
“It’s too late for that. I gave you a choice, but now it’s time for you to pay. I will not allow you to have what I worked so hard for.”
“Have you not heard anything I said? I. DON’T. WANT. YOUR. HUSBAND!” I scream.
“I know, because you won’t get him. I’ll be damned if you and this bastard child will reap the benefits of my harvest. No honey, you won’t get the chance.”
“How did you know I was pregnant anyway? No one knows but--”
“That doesn’t matter anymore.”
“You’re crazy and it’s time for you to leave,” I say, turning to open the door while starting to dial 911.
Before I can speak, I feel a sharp pain in the back of my head. Falling to the floor, she continues to hit me. I try to curl into a ball to protect my stomach from her kicks but she continues to deliver blow after blow.
The last thing I remember is her whispering, “Tell my husband hello when you meet him in hell.”
About the Authors
Lakisha Johnson has spent the last six years writing. From sermons to blogs to now books, she believes in the purpose God has gifted her with. Her latest novel, The Family that Lies, was written with her twin sister Laquisha and it was an amazing experience. Natives of Memphis, they want readers to feel God’s true grace and mercy as well as their hearts, on each page of this novel.