By Jayne Ann Krentz
A thrilling novel of ardour, homicide, small-town secrets and techniques, and scandal delivered to mild. Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb have been the easiest of neighbors for one brief highschool summer time. 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years later, while Pamela sends a cryptic e mail soliciting for aid, Irene returns to her fatherland to discover her outdated good friend has died unexpectedly, abandoning loads of gruesome, unanswered questions. stuck up in a firestorm of determined deceit and long-buried secrets and techniques, Irene is familiar with it should most likely be smarter to only close up and go away 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 cause on keeping her. yet he's additionally pushed by means of passions of his personal, and jointly they'll hazard excess of neighborhood gossip to deal with what occurred to Pamela Webb, and what relatively occurred on that long-ago summer time evening. . . .
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A big, powerfully built man of about forty climbed out. His light brown hair was thinning on top. The expression on his craggy face was grim. Unlike Pamela, the intervening years had taken a toll on Sam McPherson, Irene thought. He gave her a swift once-over. No sign of recognition flickered in his gaze. He turned to Luke, just as the other responders had done. "Danner," he said. " Luke angled his chin toward Irene. "I'm with Miss Stenson. " Sam jerked back around and gave Irene a closer scrutiny.
It came as a shock to realize that she recognized the furniture. Another case of time warp, she decided. Years ago the house had been decorated by a professional designer imported from San Francisco. The interior was meant to invoke the ambience of a luxurious ski chalet. Pamela had privately labeled it Outhouse Chic. She studied the shadowed room carefully and methodically, starting on the left where the massive stone fireplace formed most of the wall. Halfway across the space she saw the overturned slipper.
By the time she had found her tongue, Sam was speaking again. "Thought she was doing okay," Sam said quietly. " "The pill bottle in there has a prescription on it," Luke said. Sam narrowed his eyes. " He moved into the foyer and paused just inside the doorway to look back at Irene. " "I was planning to leave tomorrow," she said, not certain what she would do next. "I'll want to ask you a few questions in the morning. " He angled his head toward Luke. " "Sure," Luke said. Irene nodded, not speaking.