We're excited to be able to bring you the opening extract of Eighty Days White the fifth novel (published today) in Vina Jackson’s red-hot Eighty Days series. The previous four novels have all been Sunday Times top 10 bestsellers, selling over half a million copies in six months, and Orion have sent Novelicious an extract especially for our readers.
THE GIRL WITH THE TEARDROP TATTOO
Had I known about its meaning, I might not have gone ahead with the tattoo. But by the time I was made aware of its significance, it was too late and I'd already become known to friends and strangers as the girl with the teardrop tattoo.
I had dreamed of getting one for years. Somehow it was one of those things – like getting a job and maybe one day falling in love – that I felt would be an inevitable part of my future. It was simply a matter of waiting for time to pass until the preordained day arrived. I felt more certain about the tattoo than I did about finding a job when I finished university, or even falling in love.
So when Neil finally disappeared and Liana and I found ourselves alone outside the weathered door that nestled inconspicuously amongst a bevy of retail stores, vintage boutiques and cafes, it seemed obvious to me that the time had finally come. On the pavement outside the door stood a simple white sign, which read 'Tattoo Parlour' in large, black, italics.