She was shocked when she opened the envelope and saw that it was empty and though she wasn’t suspicious by nature, she began a comprehensive interrogation of the envelope.
Had someone already opened it? Had it broken open? Had the contents been so small they’d fallen through the sides?
Pursing her lips she examined it intently, then as her mobile buzzed she pushed it to one side. Probably one of those spam letters anyway.
Then she read the message.
You have twenty-four hours to comply with the instructions.
When Tabby reached for the envelope again, her hands were shaking.