By Jayne Ann Krentz
An exhilarating novel of ardour, homicide, small-town secrets and techniques, and scandal delivered to gentle. Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb were the easiest of neighbors for one brief highschool summer season. Their friendship ended the evening Pamela dropped Irene off at home-and Irene walked in to find her mom and dad' our bodies at the kitchen ground. It was once governed a murder-suicide, and Irene fled the northern California city of Dunsley. yet seventeen years later, whilst Pamela sends a cryptic electronic mail soliciting for support, Irene returns to her native land to discover her outdated buddy has died unexpectedly, forsaking loads of gruesome, unanswered questions. stuck up in a firestorm of determined deceit and long-buried secrets and techniques, Irene understands it's going to most likely be smarter to simply close up and depart Dunsley in the back of back, yet her reporter's instinct-and her personal starvation to grasp the truth-compel her to increase her remain on the neighborhood hotel. much more compelling is the fellow who runs the place-a hazel-eyed ex-Marine who is as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them. Luke Danner can see the phobia underneath Irene Stenson's convinced exterior-and he's motive on keeping her. yet he's additionally pushed via passions of his personal, and jointly they're going to possibility way over neighborhood gossip to tackle what occurred to Pamela Webb, and what quite occurred on that long-ago summer season evening. . . .
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Whoever it was she had come to Dunsley to see had never answered. Something told him that she wasn't going to be able to just sit quietly waiting much longer. She had as good as admitted that she wasn't thrilled to be here and she was looking forward to escaping as soon as herpersonal business was concluded. The muffled rumble of a car engine emanated from the narrow drive that linked the cabins to the main lodge. Lights flashed on the other side of the curtains, spearing the night briefly before turning toward the main road.
She looked through the curtains and watched him get out of the SUV and let himself into Cabin Number One. Somehow, it helped knowing that he was in the vicinity. She sat quietly and thought about the terrible summer of her fifteenth year, the summer when she had become for three short, memorable months, Pamela Webb's best friend. The summer her parents had been murdered. At a quarter to three in the morning, she made her decision and reached for her phone. Adeline Grady answered on the sixth or seventh ring.
I understand we get a lot of guests who like to go out on the lake at that time of year. Maxine says we can charge a ton of money for a three-hour fishing trip. She's also after me to get another, faster boat that can be used to haul water skiers. I'm holding off on that decision, though. " The name rang a bell. There had been a Maxine who graduated from the local high school in June of the year that the world had shattered. She had been Maxine Spangler then. " Luke asked. " She could do inscrutable, too, she thought.