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Scorpions by Rachel Howzell Hall

By Pamelascott

A man's lifetime of secrets and lies. A woman on the hunt for his hidden riches. But there's a sting in the tale in this gripping short story by the New York Times bestselling author of We Lie Here.

Frankie is a caregiver facing a meagre and thankless future. Until her elderly charge dies-but not before revealing his secret. It's buried in Death Valley. Enough money to change Frankie's life forever. All she has to do is follow his instructions and stay on the path, and her prayers will be answered. It's everything Frankie hopes for. But nothing like she expects.


The world around me glimmers as the sun greets the horizon.Now


(Amazon Original Stories, 19 March 2024, e-book, 49 pages, borrowed from AmazonKindle via Prime Reading)



I enjoyed Scorpions a lot. This is a gripping short story. I liked Frankie as a character. She's easy to relate to and feel sympathy with. Who would do anything to get their hands on a life-changing stack of cash? But Frankie can't find the money alone. Who can she trust? This is a gripping read. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.


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