By Jonathan Kellerman
The last of the grand previous Fauborg inn in Beverly Hills is a tragic social gathering for longtime consumers Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who cross there one final time for cocktails. yet much more poignant-and curious-is a impressive younger lady in based dresses and darkish glasses, on my own there and ready in useless. days later, police detective Milo Sturgis comes looking his psychologist comrade's insights a few grisly murder. To Alex's surprise, the brutalized sufferer is similar appealing girl whose lonely hours sipping champagne on the Fauborg can have been her final. but if a sordid revelation eventually cracks the case open, the secrets and techniques that spill out can make Alex and Milo's top efforts to shut this crime not only most unlikely yet deadly.
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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.