Book launch day: One for Sorrow

The new psychological thriller

By D.G. Torrens

Chapter Nine

Willow attempted calling Avery, to no avail. Once again, she left a long message. Furious, she turned to her sister. “I have barely seen her this week. We were supposed to meet up Thursday at the Renaissance Bar in town to celebrate my last day at work and she didn’t show. Avery knew full well I needed her support. She has returned none of my messages. There’s no excuse for this, Lucy.”

“That doesn’t sound like Avery. I’m guessing she has gotten all caught up in the romance of it all. You know what new love feels like. It consumes you in the beginning. Well, just imagine how it feels for Avery. She has never been in love, let alone had a meaningful relationship. It’s fair to say Ethan has swept her off her feet.”

Willow huffed. “Literally!” she retorted.

Lucy raised her brow. “Stop stressing. Avery will come back down to earth before long.”

Willow’s phone vibrated in her pocket. She retrieved it, gasped, and glanced at Lucy in shock. “It’s Avery!”

She swiped to answer. “Where the hell have you been?” demanded Willow.

“I’m so sorry. Ethan whisked me away on our third date for a few days. We spent the first night at his house and then we drove out to a beautiful lakeside lodge at Wicker’s Forest. I lost my phone and couldn’t make calls.”

“You could have used Ethan’s phone to call me, or did you forget about meeting me on Thursday?”

“Oh, no…I’m so sorry. It escaped my mind. There is no excuse, Willow. Again, I’m sorry. I will make it up to you. I thought about using Ethan’s phone to call you, but I didn’t know your number. Ridiculous as it sounds, I never have to physically type your number. It’s stored in my contacts. I just tap your name.”

“I get that. I don’t know anyone’s number off by heart either. I could not recite yours if I needed to.”

“Don’t worry about it. I was just worried about you. It was so unlike you, that’s all.”

“I understand. Ethan has consumed me, Willow. He wants to make the most of our time together before I leave for work in a few days. We have spent most days together. I think he is the one!”


“Yes, I just know it.”

Willow chimed in. “But it’s only been eight days! Things are moving fast. Well, all that matters is that you’re happy. So did you find your phone in the end?” “Weirdly, Ethan found it on the floor under the back seat of the car this morning. I don’t know how it got there.

One for Sorrow

One for Sorrow cover


Avery Masters has never known love, only false representations of it. Failed by her mother and again by the state care system, she trusts no one. Until the charming, handsome, Ethan Channing enters her life unexpectedly and love bombs her. Avery falls hard and fast. Unbeknownst to Avery, Ethan is concealing a deadly secret!

Willow Forbes, Avery’s best friend, sees right through Ethan and tries to warn Avery to no avail.

Avery’s life is about to take a perilous turn.


D.G. Torrens

Author D.G. Torrens before a pond

is a UK & USA bestselling author and poet. D.G. has written and published 20 books to date, her latest being Amnesia. The author is represented in the USA by Hershman Rights Management (HRM Literary Agents).

A prolific writer with a deep passion for the written word, D.G is also a founding member of and AuthorCityUK.

Her first book, Amelia’s Story, inspired people the world over and has been downloaded over 500k times worldwide. Amelia’s Story is the author’s true-life story. It was never intended for publication. Originally, D.G. wrote it for her daughter.

D.G. then went on to write military romance, romantic suspense, romantic drama, contemporary romance novels, and poetry books, which have all been received well.

The success of Amelia’s Story led the author to BBC Radio WM 95.6 FM, in 2014-15 on the Adrian Goldberg breakfast show, where she lent her time as a weekly Headline Reviewer for 12 months. “It can be quite daunting discussing the day’s headlines knowing thousands of people are tuning in… You never know when you are going to mess up!” she confessed. “Thankfully, with lady luck on my side, I managed to wing it… ”

Following on from BBC Radio, D.G has since been interviewed by, Award-Winning Radio DJ, Graham Torrington on the late-night show at BBC Radio WM and David Driver Author & DJ at Drystone Radio FM. Most recently, D.G was fortunate to be interviewed By American Radio host/author/actor, Cyrus Webb at Radio for Mississippi.

The author’s first TV appearance was recently aired on AuthorPaedia TV Live hosted by Christopher Douglas author/host/interviewer/director. You can view all four episodes right here on YouTube to learn more about the author, her life and books: AuthorPaedia TV.

A full-time author, D.G is exceptionally driven and throws herself into all the projects that she takes on. “Don’t tell me to reach for the stars when there is a whole universe out there…” describes how she walks through life.

“Not everyone will understand your journey what matters is that you do.”

D.G. Torrens lives by the motto, “The child first and foremost.”

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