Ben and Samantha each had a life before I wrote
A Person of Interest
Today, you will get a glimpse into the lives of two of my characters from A Person of Interest and they don’t know what you already know—in a few short weeks, their lives will never be the same again.
They are still blissfully unaware their lives will very soon collide on the pages of this romantic mystery.
Have a listen.
Samantha Bowers has just returned to the mainland from Vancouver Island on this crisp September day.
She’s been whale spotting on the deck and met someone. She just has to text her best friend, Siobhan.Sam: Hey you. Guess what? I met a guy. Sam: Yah. We were whale spotting and we just got talking. Sam: And he gave me a lift into the City. Sam: He's a lawyer. Drives a Mercedes? Sam: Yah. I think this one could be a winner, S.
Who is A Person of Interest?
Is it Sam? Siobhan? This lawyer perhaps? It could be anyone. It could even be…
I ran into Ben while volunteering at the Ladysmith Thrift Store. I was working cash when he plunked down a well-loved copy of Diana Krall’s album, When I Look in Your Eyes.
“I’ve been looking for this CD for years, and here it is! I can’t believe it.”
I turned it over in my hand. “What on earth do you need the actual CD for? Don’t you buy your tunes online?”
Ben snickered. “Generally I do, but it’s hard to tell the condition of used CDs online. This one is for Mom. You know she’s a big fan, and she loves to hold the real thing in her hand.”
“Yes, she does.” I said. “How are your folks?”
“Mm? Not bad. They’re still struggling, but little by little.”
Ben pocketed his purchase and turned to leave. “Mom would love to see you.”
“Yes, I must give her a call this week. And you take care of yourself too, Ben.” He smiled and nodded at the door.
It pains me to see his family suffering their loss for so long. Ben’s parents, Grace and Lenny, live in Chemainus, so Ben tries to come over as often as he can from the mainland.
On that particular day, he just happened to pop into the Thrift Store since it was right on his way back to the Duke Point Ferry Terminal.
It’s not often I run into one of the characters from my novel. This was a treat.
Is Ben—A Person of Interest?
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