The Hidden Relic - A Lake Alamo Mystery January 1973
- United States
More informationKayla opened the drawer and reached in. She felt around for a minute, trying to find the flashlight but it was under something. After a second or two, she finally pulled it out and flipped it on.
'Got it,' she said.
Before Haylie and Rachel could thank her for finding it, they heard a loud crash in the kitchen. Someone had broken the window on the backdoor.
Kayla shut off the flashlight immediately. 'What was that?' She asked.
'Shhh.' Rachel looked around, but couldn't see in the dark. 'I think someone is trying to break in.'
They heard the sounds of someone reaching into the crack in the window and punching out the remnants of glass. They heard the unmistakable sound of the deadbolt unlocking. The knob turned and the person pushed open the door, causing it to hit the wall as it opened completely. More glass fell from the window and hit the floor.
Rachel, Haylie, and Kayla Van Duren are sisters, star-basketball players, good students, and employees at an old bed and breakfast owned by their father. When someone starts stealing from the old woman, Mrs. Shipley, who runs the bed and breakfast, the sisters take it upon themselves to find out what's going on. But as they get deeper and deeper into the mystery, they find out that maybe Mrs. Shipley and her late husband were more than they appeared to be.