By Karin Slaughter
Sara Linton, health worker within the small city of Heartsdale, GA, is termed out to an obvious suicide at the neighborhood collage campus. The mutilated physique presents little within the method of clues -- and the varsity gurus are wanting to stay away from a scandal -- yet for Sara and police leader Jeffrey Tolliver, issues do not upload up.
Two extra suspicious suicides keep on with, and a tender girl is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence moves a ways too as regards to domestic. And as Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a safety defend on campus, will be in ownership of the most important details. yet, bruised and angered by means of her expulsion from the strength, Lena appears to be like slightly able to holding herself, not to mention saving the following victim.
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So . . ” “You either,” she reminded him. Chuck snorted, as if she’d made a joke instead of pointed out the truth. Lena had never met anyone who was so good at ignoring the obvious. ” Lena asked, thinking that was about as likely as Chuck’s dating the queen of England. Chuck shrugged casually. “Long time ago. ” “Yeah,” Lena lied. Sara was far from a close friend. ” “Sore spot for her,” Chuck covered. ” “Right,” Lena said, thinking this was typical Chuck. He thought that everything that came out of his mouth was believed, and he labored under the false impression that he was well respected on campus, even though it was common knowledge that the only reason Chuck had gotten his job was his daddy had made a phone call to Kevin Blake, the dean of Grant Tech.
Of course Chuck would assume that anyone working in a mental-health clinic was nuts. Lena did not give him the satisfaction of a response. She was trying to think whether anyone at the clinic would recognize her. The clinic closed at two on Sundays, but Rosen had agreed to see Lena after hours, probably because of the notoriety attached to Lena’s case. Anyone who could read a newspaper knew the lurid details of Lena’s kidnapping and rape. Rosen had probably been overjoyed to hear Lena’s voice on the line.
Off the trail, about fifty yards away. ” “No,” she told him. “He saw me before I saw him. He was crouching behind a tree. ” “I didn’t ask for speculation,” Jeffrey snapped, not liking the condescending way she had said Sara’s name. Lena had never gotten along with Sara, but now was hardly the time to bring up the grudge, especially considering the state Tessa was in. He said, “You saw the guy. ” “I didn’t see him,” she shot back, her anger ignited. Jeffrey realized too late that he had pushed the wrong buttons.
A Faint Cold Fear (2003) by Karin Slaughter