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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“I had finally figured out where I fit in life,” Kelli says. “I was a mom, I was going to make a career somehow out of working with kids, and I was happy. No more difficult bosses. No more working for companies who set people up to fail. I was going to work with kids—pure, innocent children. I would walk into the school every day and was rewarded with hugs and laughter and beaming eyes from little children so proud of their artwork, cooking, and accomplishments. They thanked me for all my hard work with their hugs and love. Things were going so great.”
The door to the culinary class opened, and Janice, an administrator, walked in. She immediately approached Kelli.
“Kelli,” she said. “One of the moms is here to see you.”
“Sure,” Kelli said, and got up from her chair. This wasn’t an unusual occurrence. Moms would often stop by to thank Kelli for looking after their children, or to bring her small gifts, or to ask questions about the ACE program and get help in signing up for classes. Kelli was used to interacting with parents and enjoyed it. She’d never had anything but a positive interaction with any of them.
Sydnie followed Kelli outside. There was a woman standing by the front doors to the school wearing a long, flowing lounge dress. She had bleached-blonde dyed hair and looked to be the high-maintenance type. There was something off about her, though: her hair was disheveled and sweaty, which looked out of place on her well-coiffed appearance.
Kelli says, “She looked like she was hiding something. Where had she been?”
Jill was a pretty woman but her good looks were minimized by what Kelli describes as a “God-like attitude.”
Jill was pacing in the hallway, near the front door. Next to her stood Layton, her son. His countenance was the same as always, which was fairly low-key and placid.
“He wasn’t crying or upset in any way,” Kelli says. “It would have alarmed me if he was. I don’t like seeing any of the kids upset. But Layton seemed fine.”
Jill, on the other hand, seemed agitated. She approached Kelli in a rush, her eyes wild and darting. “Do you know why my son Layton didn’t make it in the back door with the rest of the kids?”
“I actually don’t,” Kelli said. “Did you pick him up at the back of the building?” She asked this question since some parents picked up their children in that location.
“No,” Jill said. “He came up with the tennis coach.”
“Oh, good,” Kelli said. “Sometimes kids like to stay back and help or clean up. Maybe Layton did that?” She turned to Layton and said, “Remember, your friend Hannah does that?”
Layton nodded. He looked confused. He tugged on his mother’s arm. “Can we go, Mom?”
Jill kept her eyes trained on Kelli. “That’s fine,” she said. “No problem. I’m not accusing you of anything. I just wanted to know what happened.”
“Sure, I understand,” Kelli said.
Jill seemed satisfied with Kelli’s answers. After she left, Kelli thought she seemed fairly reasonable, just an ordinary concerned parent.
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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