Forgive Me: an exclusive short story by Joy Ellis


The Blurb:

A man is found dead with a small scrap of paper found in his hand. On it are three words: Please forgive me. Police constables Yvonne Collins and Jamie Smith want to discover what those words really mean. A gripping and moving short story from the best-selling author.

About Joy Ellis:

Joy Ellis grew up in Kent but moved to London when she won an apprenticeship with the prestigious Mayfair flower shop, Constance Spry Ltd. Many years later, having run her own florist shop in Weybridge, Ellis took part in a writer’s workshop in Greece and was encouraged by her tutor, Sue Townsend to begin writing seriously. She now lives in the Lincolnshire Fens with her partner Jacqueline and their Springer spaniels, Woody and Alfie.

My Review:

This was an excellent short story about a suicide attended by two police officers, PC Yvonne Collins, (Vonnie) and rookie cop PC Jamie Smith. A suicide note asking for forgiveness arouses Vonnie's suspicions stating that the deceased man must have some awful skeleton in his cupboard, and her copper's nose is not usually wrong. Young Jamie disagrees, stating that as a near neighbour, this man was whiter than white, caring for his elderly neighbour and supporting his local church. Vonnie challenges Jamie to prove her wrong.

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