By Karin Slaughter
Sara Linton, medical expert within the small city of Heartsdale, GA, is named out to an obvious suicide at the neighborhood university campus. The mutilated physique presents little within the method of clues -- and the varsity specialists are wanting to keep away from a scandal -- yet for Sara and police leader Jeffrey Tolliver, issues do not upload up.
Two extra suspicious suicides stick to, and a tender lady is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence moves a long way too just about domestic. And as Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a safety defend on campus, could be in ownership of an important info. yet, bruised and angered via her expulsion from the strength, Lena appears slightly able to retaining herself, not to mention saving the subsequent victim.
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He wanted to be cremated,” Rosen said. “I don’t think I can do that. I don’t think I can let them . ” She shook her head, not finishing. Her hand went to her mouth, and Lena noticed a wedding ring. ” “Brian’s out of town,” she said. ” Her brow furrowed as she fought back emotions. “Andy was working with him, trying to help. We thought he was doing better—” She tried to suppress a sob but finally broke down. Lena clutched the back of the chair, watching the other woman. Rosen was a silent crier, her lips parted but no sound coming out.
She ran into a couple of friends,” Brad said, turning pale. ” His clear blue eyes were wide with fright, and he stuttered, “I-I-I figured she’d be better off with them. They’re with her house. Keyes House. I didn’t think—” “All right,” Jeffrey interrupted, knowing that taking out his anger on Brad would only make him feel worse. He told Frank, “Get some of our people on the highway. Tell them we’re looking for someone walking. Anyone walking. ” He did not look at Lena on this last part, though she must have known a description would make all the difference.
Even considering everything that had happened with Tessa, Lena was surprised Frank had let her take the note to Andy’s mother. ” Lena nodded but did not explain. She would leave it to Jeffrey to decide how much information to give the mother. Rosen put on her glasses, which were hanging by a chain around her neck. Though Lena had not asked her to, she read aloud, “ ‘I can’t take it anymore. I love you, Mama. ’ ” The older woman took another deep breath, as if she could hold it in along with her emotions.