One of the things that makes this book work well is the relationship that we explore between Stacey and Jane. But the die has been cast and there's nothing she can do about it. He laid a hand on her back. Rumor has it that years ago a council of citizens, called the Seven, used drastic measures to clean up the town, but now several people have disappeared or been killed in suspicious wa Avery is a big-city journalist who returns to her hometown of Cypress Springs after father's suicide. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. But things in the town seem odd -- like the town is stuck in a timewarp and seems to like to keep outsiders out.
She definitely does not disappoint the reader and you'll enjoy the stories tremendously. This is an exciting and unusual book. Then the past and present collide. Captain Patti O'Shay is the straight-arrow, by-the-book cop assigned to the case. A woman is found savagely murdered. In the sound of her own screams.
Her old friends welcome her back with open arms, and the town's seemingly peaceful existence appeals to her. Instead she hears whispered rumors of strange happenings, of neighbors who go missing in the night. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. The feeling of a tightly closed community comes through clearly. Turning, she ran outside, to the azalea bushes with their burgeoning blossoms.
And we see Stacey as she builds a relationship with a new partner, and tries to resolve her feelings while staying true to the job she worked so hard to get. But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. I'm always second guessing myself. Was her father's death really murder? As did the stark reality of her father's last minutes. Don't you want to stop it? Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay.
Then a teenage girl whom Rachel was counseling is found brutally murdered. She's worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community. The story itself is at times so unpredictable that you're surprised the idea hadn't occurred to you previously. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. There are so many guilty people in this story.
. Germaine: Unaware of her family's shameful secrets, Glory suffers the consequences of a darkness she doesn't even know exists. Product Description Journalist Avery Chauvin is devastated when she receives word of her father's suicide. There are quite a few twists and turns along the way. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back.
An outsider passing through town vanishes. For Lily, a legendary madam, that price is her daughter, Hope. Makes a good summertime book. Our curious heroine returning home to resolve her dad's suicide and estate, etc. It seemed everyone was hiding something and covering up what really happened.
Her story could have waited. The smell crashed over her. Still the best catch in the parish. As each step closer to the truth exposes yet another layer of deceit, Avery must face the fact that in this peaceful Southern town a terrible evil resides, protected--until now--by the power of silence. And Avery begins to wonder, could her father have been the victim of foul play? Upon entering the town, she is pulled over by her old high school flame, Matt Stevens, who is now the sheriff. Matt pulled in behind her. Every so often he patted her shoulder and murmured something comforting, though through her sobs she couldn't make out what.