Crime Fiction, Real-Life Miracle Story!
Recently, I began a new series of Crime Fiction Mysteries about the detectives from An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s police force. The series follows the complicated cases the officers solve and the challenges of pursuing a personal life as a cop. As many authors, I wanted to write a holiday story in the collection, but I wanted it to be a realistic Christmas Miracle story.
Lost Girl features Detective Finola “Finn” McGregor, a young idealist policewoman who becomes part of a team in charge with saving children from a human trafficking ring.
The idea of the story came to me while reading a true-crime article about several Roma children who were sold to human traffickers. The reality that modern slavery exists is horrifying, and I understand that most of us prefer pretending this crime doesn’t exist.
I decided to tackle this sensitive subject by writing an Oliver Twist kind of story where the protagonist is a young girl whose Christmas wish is to have a family. Lost Girl is a heartwarming, heart-wrenching story, which reminds the reader that Christmas miracles can still happen because wonderful people, who are willing to risk their lives for others, still exist. It’s a story about human nature, hope and courage and, most of all, it’s a tale of love and healing.
Learn more HERE, and remember that, even though there are people who want to hurt others, there are angels like Finn McGregor, who are trying to make the world a better place!
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