The Haunting of Josie by Kay Hooper

By Kay Hooper

Josie Douglas got here to the remoted state cottage along with her learn, a very good alibi, and a gun. She was hoping that she'd have sufficient time to solve the evidence at the back of the tragedy that years ahead of shattered her existence. in its place she came across herself in a home haunted by way of its personal darkish historical past. a sequence of wierd coincidences, a ghostly customer, and a mysterious brass key supply Josie with tantalizing clues to a secret that retains her guessing at each flip. As does Marc Westbrook--a landlord who embodies the which means of the time period drop-dead lovely. quickly she'll need to belief him with the key that drove her into seclusion--a mystery that has already fee one guy she enjoyed his lifestyles.

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Oh. ” McGregor grimaced, then joined her on the sofa, taking her hands in his own. ” “After fourteen months? ” He chuckled. “Okay. Move in with me, please. ” She licked her lips, disappointed. ” “For now. ” She pulled her hands free. ” She eyed him grimly. “All year long I thought you were waiting until the new office was set up. Then I thought you were waiting to see if Ray would come back to SPIN, which obviously isn’t going to happen. Now what? Are you some kind of freakish confirmed bachelor in disguise?

The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.

Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.

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