By J. A. Jance
A riveting novel of darkish secrets and techniques and murderous rage that includes Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont from the New York Times bestselling writer of Betrayal of Trust
In loss of life, they have been entwined like lovers—a guy and a lady hideously slaughtered, then crammed right into a closet within the Seattle college District development. yet what seems a cut-and-dried crime of ardour, whole with a terrific leading suspect, is going deeper than investigating detective J.P. Beaumont may possibly ever have imagined. For an accused betrayed husband is conserving anything surprising conscientiously hidden, a terrifying fact that’s warmer and extra sordid than extramarital intercourse. and a few secrets and techniques are extra deadly than murder.
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Do you want a journey domestic? ” I provided. He used to be too rattling macho to confess to short of a trip. “No. I’ll be okay. ” With that, Jason Ragsdale hustled out into the evening, pausing lengthy sufficient to look round carefully prior to stepping off the porch. As I watched him pass, i used to be thankful that, for this one time no less than, Jason Ragsdale were the place he wasn’t presupposed to be whilst he wasn’t purported to be there. and that i was once additionally grateful that regardless of all that, or even regardless of the bomb threats, Jason and Todd most likely weren’t such undesirable teenagers in spite of everything. possibly ultimately there has been a few reason for desire. after which I remembered Erin Kelsey, and that i wasn’t so certain. “Are you psychic, or simply undeniable fortunate, or what? ” Peters requested with a doubtful shake of his head while he was extra seated within the 928 and that i had accomplished loading his chair into the again. “I don’t know how you probably did that. ” “How I did what? ” “Managed to determine there has been a connection among the bomb threats and the murders while no moderate connection existed. How did you tie them jointly? ” “Pure dumb luck,” I laughed, “because it wasn’t precisely clinical, and it definitely wasn’t the type of connection I anticipated. simply you wait. In a number of years, Tracie and Heather should be sneaking out in the midst of the evening too. ” “Like hell they will,” Peters muttered determinedly. “Not my youngsters. ” “I think these come lower than the heading of recognized final words,” I advised him. I’m both certain these weren’t phrases he desired to listen. A considerate silence undefined. “You by no means suspected the daughter, did you? ” Peters commented ultimately. It used to be real. the concept that Erin Kelsey could be our killer nonetheless rocked me. “No,” I answered. “Never. That one got here as a bolt all of a sudden, although…” all at once a component to Andrea Stovall’s message got here again to me. “Although what? ” Peters requested impatiently. “Don’t depart me placing in midsentence like that. ” “Andrea Stovall. whilst she referred to as down this morning and talked to Kramer to inform him she was once leaving city. ” “What approximately it? ” “She informed him Erin Kelsey had known as to warn her that her father was once at the free and may come trying to find her. ” “Nice kid,” Peters acknowledged. “Sounds like she’s attempting to pin the rap on her daddy and purchase him a one-way price tag to Walla Walla. ” “That’s the item. She convinced doesn’t glance the half. ” “Looks could be deceiving, Beau. the place used to be she past due Sunday evening? ” “According to what her father informed us, Erin had left for college in Eugene a lot prior within the day. someday throughout the early afternoon, i believe. ” “That can be what she advised him,” Peters reasoned, “but given that we have now an eyewitness who places her on the scene of the crime a lot later within the night, she should have lied to her expensive previous dad. It’s that straightforward. Did somebody say even if she and her mom quarreled whereas she was once domestic for holiday? ” “Not that i do know of. ” “Have you gotten the other readings that issues weren’t ok among mom and baby? ” “Not a glimmer,” I spoke back. “Not from Pete Kelsey, Maxwell Cole, or the grandparents, both.