What’s that novel I finished about, anyway?
Here’s the draft hook I came up with:
It’s been thirty-seven years, a war and over two decades of marriage since Investigator Lexus Toulouse graduated from high school, but someone murdered a wælcyrie, and the scant clue leads Lexus to go undercover at the Pacific Northwest’s premier pre-vocational school. Nano regeneration gave her the body of a teenage girl, now she needs to play the part and act like one.
She quickly finds out Portland’s Rosehill Learning and Analytics is dramatically different than her prior experience. The kids are smarter, more mature and the parents are richer. Despite her growing attachment to the teens and faculty, the burning need to solve the crime eats away at her carefully built cover. Her honor, her agency’s reputation and even her new virtue is on the line, for killing a wælcyrie, a member of an already dying race, is a terrible and evil crime.
And indications are—one of her new student friends did it. Her last murder case nearly drove her insane. This one could kill her.
Sooooooooo… besides Cassie (he he he), who wants to read it? I need to do a proof reading pass, and then it’s good to go for beta reader critique. The novel stands on its own (I think), but it is a sequel.