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Devious (New Orleans, Book 7) by Lisa Jackson

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By Lisa Jackson

In number one New York Times bestselling writer Lisa Jackson's riveting novel of heart-stopping suspense, a lady races to find the reality a few convent packed with unholy secrets.

The crime scene at St. Marguerite's cathedral in New Orleans is stunning, even to professional detectives like Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya. A beginner nun named Sister Camille has been chanced on wearing a yellowed bridal dress and viciously garroted, her physique lined with an altar cloth.

Valerie Houston is devastated through her sister's loss of life. For weeks, she'd begged Camille to go away St. Marguerite's, the place she appeared made up our minds to reside as a few type of martyr. yet Camille had a knack for making undesirable choices—she joined the convent partially simply because she'd fallen for Val's soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade.

Convinced the police aren't doing sufficient, Val starts to enquire. Slade, on a undertaking to fix their marriage, is decided to aid her. however the deeper Val's inquiries pass, the extra twisted the case turns into. St. Marguerite's is much from the tranquil retreat many think, and everybody, from good-looking Father Frank O'Toole to the mysterious mom greater, has their very own schedule. regardless of their closeness, even Camille had a hidden lifestyles Val by no means suspected. yet a person knew approximately Camille's past—and Val's, too. Now she has no selection yet to trap a devious, wicked killer cause on purging St. Marguerite's of all its sins—before she turns into the following sufferer. . .

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Sean said. “I get that. ” The kid snorted. ” That got the kid interested. Sean didn’t elaborate, but said, “We’ll work this out, okay? ” The kid’s face changed, from caution to dark sadness. “You can’t,” he said quietly, looking down. ” Sean mistook the downcast eyes as shame or consideration, he realized, when the kid bolted like a rabbit along the edge of the logging road. He fired his gun into a nearby tree, hoping the sound would make the kid stop. It didn’t. Sean went after him. Faster, he quickly caught up and was about to tackle him when the kid turned sharply right, off the road.

He moved his leg. It wasn’t broken. That was a big fat plus. But something was wrong with it. ” He tried to sound normal, but his voice was scratchy and weak. He could make out faint light from above, but his vision was cloudy. The entrance to the shaft was partly blocked by trees and shrubs, but there was enough light for him to see shadows. He judged that the shaft was about eight feet square and twenty-five feet deep, but his vision blurred again as he tried to focus on his immediate surroundings.

He asked instead. Lucy didn’t sound as though she noticed his hesitation. “After breakfast. ” Sean laughed. She leaned up and looked at him, her eyebrows raised. ” He grinned, then reached up and tickled her ribs. Her spontaneous laugh was genuine, such a rare sound that every time he heard it he remembered how much Lucy needed him to remind her of the good in life, and forget the evil from her past. ” she declared. Before Sean could tighten his abs in resistance, she tickled the sensitive sides of his stomach.

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