Lisa Gardner

CATCH ME – Deleted Scene

I originally wrote this scene to showcase Charlie’s job as a communications officer for my latest thriller Catch Me. I heard so many great stories from dispatch operators, it was hard to pick just one type of call. Instead, I decided to highlight the multi-tasking involved, but also the irony of many of the situations—one person’s crisis being another person’s non-event. I really loved this scene, but in the way writing often works, felt it wasn’t quite right for the book as a whole. In the end, I replaced it with a much tenser scene, showing how important someone like Charlie is for her officers and their safety. To learn more about how Charlie uses her quick thinking to assist a fellow officer, read Catch Me. To enjoy an evening on the job with Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant, Grovesnor PD communications officer, read HERE.

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