If I Should Die: A Novel of Suspense by Allison Brennan
By Allison Brennan
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Eve Dallas is one difficult cop. it's going to take greater than a possible usual middle-aged girl to make her crumble. but if that girl is Trudy Lombard, all bets are off. simply seeing Trudy on the station plunges Eve again to the times whilst she used to be a weak, traumatized younger girl—and trapped in foster care with the twisted lady who now sits smiling in entrance of her.
Trudy claims she got here all of the approach to ny simply to see how Eve is doing. yet Eve’s fiercely protecting husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise—and a blackmail try through Trudy proves his suspicion right. Eve and Roarke simply wish the girl out in their lives. yet another person wishes her useless. And while her homicide involves move, Eve and Roarke will persist with a circuitous and hazardous route to discover who grew to become the victimizer right into a victim.
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After clashing with clones and killers in final year's starting place in dying, ny urban police lieutenant Eve Dallas ("Her eyes have been the colour of fine, elderly whiskey and have been lengthy just like the remainder of her. and prefer the remainder of her, they have been all cop") settles again right into a extra traditional secret. In December 2059, a mysterious lady exhibits up in Eve's place of work claiming to be her "mama. " It's Trudy Lombard, the harsh foster mother who took nine-year-old Eve in after Eve killed her abusive father. Trudy made Eve take chilly baths and locked her in closets, between different torments, and now Trudy desires Eve to pay $2 million to maintain her prior a mystery. Readers of the sequence will know the way Roarke, Eve's wealthy, lethal husband, handles the placement; he tosses Trudy out on her ear. whilst Trudy is located murdered tomorrow, it's as much as Eve to seize the killer and end up that neither she nor Roarke used to be at the back of the bludgeoning. the entire motion occurs over Christmas, and Eve, being Eve, complains in regards to the foolishness of the vacation, yet Roarke et al. proceed to slowly educate Eve the virtues of affection, family members and friendship. this is often quantity 22 in a sequence that also manages to suppose clean. (Jan. )
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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.