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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry - this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words- it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for theMoreAmazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry - this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words- it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting May 21, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.When she was 11, Lucy McCalls life changed forever. Her mother died, and her older sister Maddy fled their tiny hometown in pursuit of Hollywood stardom.Five years later, Lucys life is about to change again.Dream turned reality, Maddys returning to rural Eaton, Washington to premiere her newest romantic comedy, the aptly titled Small Town Girl.Not only is Maddy a movie star, she married the biggest movie star in the world - action hero Jack Ford. The Hollywood power couple are members of the Church of Lucentology - a controversial religion as well known for its roster of big names as for the human rubble its rumored to leave in its wake. Lucys father, Senate, is no fan of Lucentology, or the stranger he believes Maddy has become under the poisonous influence of the church, and its unsettling leader, Horace Walton. Senate hasnt forgotten the promise he made his late wife: hed always protect their girls, no matter what it took.An intimidating personal security detail accompanies the Hollywood visitors, helping mitigate the crush of press and enamored public descended not only upon the tiny farming community, but camping literally across the street from the McCalls front door. All of this is more than enough to throw Lucys life into turmoil, but then the unthinkable occurs during the post-premiere party. Explosions rock the posh country club and in all the mayhem…a kidnapping occurs. While the Hollywood visitors begin an intensive, secretive, and increasingly frantic search for one of their own, Lucy begins piecing together what happened in the days leading up to the attack, and soon realizes she might be her sisters best and only hope of being saved.Lucid is a 94,000-word YA mystery resonating with themes of loss, betrayal, and self-discovery.