By Faye Kellerman
Highschool senior Chris Whitman confessed to murdering his female friend to spare appealing, susceptible Terry McLaughlin from having to testify at his trial. Years later, whilst the reality set Chris loose, he married Terry, replaced his identify to Donatti . . . and have become a certified killer. Now Terry's lacking, Donatti's disappeared—and their teenage son, Gabe, has nobody to show to other than his mother's good friend, LAPD Detective Peter Decker, and Decker's spouse, Rina Lazarus.
the very last thing Decker wishes is Terry's sociopathic husband again in his global. And the quest for Terry needs to percentage middle degree with one other case whilst a tender nurse's physique is located putting from the rafters at a building website. stuck among troubling investigations and an more and more precarious domestic lifestyles, Decker and Rina needs to make a tough determination approximately sheltering Terry's son . . . at the same time the shadow of a serial killer falls throughout their very own imperiled kinfolk.
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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.