Today we have I’ll Get You by Sam Rule and Kelli Peters. I’m super excited to be sharing this new book with you—check out the excerpt and giveaway, and be sure to grab your copy!
About I’ll Get You:
PTA president Kelli Peters had a normal, happy life in Orange County, California, where she
volunteered at her daughter’s school, carpooled, and took care of her family. When a school parent angrily accused Kelli of keeping her son waiting during the afterschool pick-up, it appeared to be a simple confrontation with an overprotective mother. Kelli soon learned, however, that she was the target of a twisted plot against her that involved drugs, lies, schemes, and a campaign to ruin her life. The vendetta led to reputations tarnished, careers lost, secret lives uncovered, two parents in jail, families destroyed, and a $5.7 million dollar civil judgment.
“I’ll Get You!” Drugs, Lies, and the Terrorizing of a PTA Mom is the true story of an ordinary American woman who survived an evil conspiracy that turned her life upside down and shook her hometown to its core.
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After all, physical evidence had been found in her car. She’d been detained by the police. No one had been arrested yet. Although Kelli had been cleared, but no one knew that. To outsider observers, it appeared that the outlandish accusations thrown at her by Jill Easter might be true after all. After all, why would someone go to those lengths to frame a person like Kelli? Who would do that? Why would someone go to such effort? It seemed unfathomable to most people and difficult to believe.
The stress began to affect Kelli’s family more acutely. Kelli’s former glossy, thick hair was falling out in even bigger clumps, so much so that she considered getting a wig. She continued to lose weight and sleep, and her nightmares increased in frequency. Her daughter’s anxiety returned. Syd had been slowly regaining her confidence again during the reprieve from the Easters, but after the drugs were planted and the gossip resumed, she reverted to the withdrawn shadow of a little girl she’d become.
Bill, who’d always been the rock of the family began to have panic attacks. All the years of persecution, questioning, ostracizing, and seeing his family in pain had taken its toll.
“He’d been strong for us for so long,” Kelli says, “but after the drug planting and investigation, it all started to catch up with him.”
His insomnia increased. His hands trembled when he tried to drink his coffee. It became increasingly difficult for him to function or work. The man who had been so full of life, so vibrant and strong, the man who used to get up at the crack of dawn to go surf before work, was a shell of the man he used to be. He no longer rushed in from work with boundless energy, only to grab Kelli and Sydnie twirl them around in bear hugs. He no longer smiled or laughed or cracked jokes. He became gaunt and thin. He had no more zeal for life. He began to fade. He sat for hours on the couch, staring at his computer, trying to focus on work but unable to. His job began to suffer, and he was no longer able to drum up business like he had when he was able to concentrate. Kelli became so alarmed that she asked him to see a psychologist, which he did.
Dr. Nina Rodd, Ph.d, diagnosed him with Major Depressive Disorder at Moderate or Severe level.
Bill was struggling, and watching his suffering filled Kelli with torment.
Once again, it appeared Jill and Kent Easter had won.
“If they wanted to hurt me,” Kelli said, “then they succeeded. They harmed me in the worst possible way that another human being can hurt someone: by hurting the ones I loved.”
Even school wasn’t a reprieve for Kelli anymore. The dirty looks, the gossip, the whispers: all of it escalated. She became known as “the chick with the drugs in her car.” People actively speculated about the foolishness of the school for keeping her on.
About the Authors:
Sam Rule is the pseudonym for a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of 75 books. His books have been translated into multiple languages around the world. He enjoys writing stories about fascinating people that capture public interest. He also enjoys a fine Malbec when the situation arises.
Kelli Peters is a mother, wife, PTA volunteer, animal lover, people lover, kid lover, and life lover. She has been with her beloved husband for 30 years and talks to her parents every day. Her greatest joy is spending time with family, friends, and children. She loves walking her dogs and going to the beach. One of her greatest achievements, besides raising her daughter, has been surviving a campaign of terror that almost destroyed her life. She is a testament to what the human spirit can endure with the support of community, friends, and family. She is forever grateful to the people who stood by her.
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