I’m a happily married man with two adorable kids. I’m standing here, in front of the magnificent Kelpies. I remember the first time I brought my kids here. Little Brody clung to my legs, terrified. Cora’s eyes were huge in her little face as she gazed up at the massive sculptures. I came here alone today. The kids are in London with their Mom.
The day’s overcast. I’m meeting McKenzie, the woman I’d gotten off on a murder charge due to lack of evidence. She’s a stunning woman who married a man twenty years her senior. His family had always believed that she’d married him for his money and that she was responsible for his death. From all appearances, he’d died of a heart attack. There appeared to be no foul play. When she received the not guilty verdict, his family was visibly upset and fought bitterly to contest his will which left everything to her.
“Hello, Counselor,” her voice interrupts my thoughts. I turn to face her, my heart pounding. “I was worried you wouldn’t show.”
I swallow hard. “I almost didn’t.”
“I’m glad you did,” she says as she walks away. I follow.
We head for the hotel.