By Jayne Ann Krentz
A thrilling novel of ardour, homicide, small-town secrets and techniques, and scandal delivered to gentle. Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb have been the easiest of buddies for one brief highschool summer season. Their friendship ended the evening Pamela dropped Irene off at home-and Irene walked in to find her mom and dad' our bodies at the kitchen flooring. It used to be governed a murder-suicide, and Irene fled the northern California city of Dunsley. yet seventeen years later, while Pamela sends a cryptic electronic mail requesting aid, Irene returns to her homeland to discover her outdated pal has died without notice, forsaking loads of gruesome, unanswered questions. stuck up in a firestorm of determined deceit and long-buried secrets and techniques, Irene is familiar with it can most likely be smarter to simply close up and depart Dunsley in the back of back, yet her reporter's instinct-and her personal starvation to grasp the truth-compel her to increase her remain on the neighborhood inn. much more compelling is the fellow who runs the place-a hazel-eyed ex-Marine who is as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them. Luke Danner can see the fear underneath Irene Stenson's convinced exterior-and he's rationale on keeping her. yet he's additionally pushed via passions of his personal, and jointly they're going to danger way over neighborhood gossip to deal with what occurred to Pamela Webb, and what particularly occurred on that long-ago summer season evening. . . .
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Sure," Luke said. Irene nodded, not speaking. "I'll see you both at the station around nine-thirty," Sam said. He vanished into the house. Luke regarded Irene. " "I grew up in this town. " He watched her closely in the porch light. " "What I have are nightmares, Mr. " She walked across the drive and got into her compact. It was going to be one of the really long nights, she thought, starting the engine, one of those mini-eternities when none of the usual rituals worked. Four When she got back to the brightly lit cabin, she took the travel pouch of tea out of her shoulder bag and went into the tiny alcove kitchenette to boil some water.
At fifteen, she and every other teenager in town had envied Pamela Webb her amazing degree of freedom. But from an adult perspective it was clear that her old friend's much-vaunted independence was the result of parental neglect. Pamela had lost her mother in a boating accident on the lake when she was barely five. Over the years, her father, Ryland Webb, had been consumed with his political career. The result was that Pamela had been abandoned to the care of a series of nannies and housekeepers.
It was just a joke, okay? Hey look, the lights are offinside your place. Your folks are in bed. " Irene pushed open the car door and scrambled out of the convertible. "They'll know. " "So tell them it was my fault," Pamela said carelessly. " "It was my fault. I made the mistake of believing that you really were my friend. I thought I could trust you. My folks only have two rules. " "Give me a break. " In the lights of the dash, Pamela's smile was very bright. " "We weren't supposed to go beyond the town limits, and you know it.