He’d brought her out here to kill her. She saw it all so clearly now. People claimed that right before you die, your life passes before your eyes. It’s kind of true, but more than that. You see it with new perspective. Ross didn’t love her. Maybe he did once. But he didn’t anymore. The pre-nup he’d signed nearly 10 years ago gave him next to nothing if they divorced. He wanted to be free of her. Free of their life together. The trappings of a routine, chores, Friday night dates and Saturday morning soccer games. He looked in the mirror and decided he wasn’t happy with the man he’d become and wanted a new start. And she was in the way.
What was his plan she wondered? Bring her out to this decrepit house in the middle of nowhere, pretend that he was interested in buying it as an investment and then push her down the stairs? Pretend it was all an accident? Or maybe he was just going to shoot her and bury her out here, pretend she’d vanished.
The car was coming to a stop at the end of a long dirt driveway. Before the wheels stopped turning, she opened the door and jumped out, breaking into a sprint. The main road wasn’t far. Maybe he would catch her, maybe he wouldn’t. Maybe she wouldn’t survive. But, one thing she knew for certain, she would fight.
Read pt 2 – Chase