Fade to Red by Linda Castillo

By Linda Castillo

A chilling city legend turns into a terrifying fact . . .

After receiving a frantic message from her estranged sister, Lindsey Metcalf travels to Seattle to discover her--only to achieve Traci has vanished with out a hint. As Lindsey delves into her sister's disappearance, she realizes younger Traci has been prime a surprising double existence. Lindsey records a lacking individuals record yet, having had her proportion of run-ins with the police, Traci isn't excessive at the department's checklist of priorities. And the one guy capable of support Lindsey locate the reality has his personal hassle with the legislation . . .

Set to visit trial for a brutal attack cost, ex-cop grew to become inner most eye Michael Striker performs through his personal principles. dealing with conviction and a potential felony time period, he's acquired not anything left to lose--except his ultimate weeks of freedom. the very last thing he wishes is extra complications--and not anything approximately this situation, or Lindsey Metcalf, is simple.

Their look for the reality will plunge them right into a seedy global darker than they ever imagined--and end up the life of a chilling city legend during which not one of the sufferers live to tell the tale . . .

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The scent of nachos teased me. My fingers itched to pick up a ball, to send it flying down the lane. I loved bowling. I just hadn’t done it in weeks…because of him. Of Aaron. This was where we had our first date. Where we were supposed to be having a date. Right now. A sharp pang stabbed my heart and each thud was like a hammer against my chest. How had things gotten so messed up? Before we started dating—and even during—I used to think of him as Heart Stopper; I’d see his smile and my heart would give one solid thump and then poof, stop.

Are you getting a divorce? Are we becoming a statistic? ” My father let out a startled laugh, erasing the seriousness from his face for at least two full seconds. ” He quickly waved his hands. ” I let out a deep breath and sat back down, eyeing them warily. I wasn’t ready to relax just yet. The ‘nothing like that’ left a lot of ground uncovered. For instance, they could tell me I had been adopted or something. ” I asked. I shouldn’t have. As soon as the words left my mouth, I knew it’d been a mistake.

And then I burst into hysterics, laughing and crying at the same time. It was a silver necklace with a pendent. The pendent was…I couldn’t fathom the words. It was a small silver heart. Shooting through the heart was a single arrow, the tip made of a black stone. Onyx. My heart leaped and I wasn’t sure my ribs could contain it long. “I’m sorry,” I sobbed, the word bubbling out of nowhere. ” It was beautiful and ironic. And I didn’t deserve it. ” The words, spoken so softly, hit me like a lead fist and went straight through my chest to my heart.

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