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Chapter 1



FALLING STAR


Diana Dempsey



Copyright Diana Dempsey 2013

Published by Bramerton Press at Smashwords


This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.



To my father,

who is looking down on this

and smiling



CHAPTER ONE



Monday, June 17, 2:19 PM


Natalie Daniels stood apart from the other mourners in the rear of Our Lady Victory Catholic Church, clutching a damp balled tissue. Brilliant sunshine streamed through stained-glass windows far overhead, dappling the spray of white lilies on Evie's casket with iridescent color. Beside her in the hushed nave Natalie could hear the soft whir of videotape rolling as her cameraman recorded the eulogy for posterity. And for that night's edition of The KXLA Primetime News.

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