The Crush by Sandra Brown
By Sandra Brown
August, 2013 Retail epub :: First time in ebook
As a health practitioner, Dr. Rennie Newton is the consummate expert. whilst she's summoned to jury responsibility, she brings to the court docket a similar point of competence and composure that she screens within the working room. it really is this dedication to precision that compels her to bring a now not in charge verdict within the homicide case opposed to infamous agreement killer Ricky Lozada. will probably be the main regrettable determination of her life... simply because Rennie's trial with Lozada doesn't finish together with his acquittal. Her conscientiously established lifestyles starts off to collapse whilst a rival colleague is brutally slain. Lozada's menacing shadow looms over the homicide, yet it's Rennie the investigators specialize in because the major suspect. The privateness she has cultivated and guarded in any respect expenses is violated by way of the police in addition to Lozada. And whilst he starts off an earnest courtship, insinuating himself into each point of her lifestyles, it turns into terrifyingly transparent that he's passionate about having her. Wick Threadgill is a detective on indefinite go away from the citadel worthy PD, who has his personal own schedule for the agreement killer. Temperamental, sour, and pushed by means of loyalty and love, Wick is set to damage Lozada...as made up our minds as Lozada is to own Rennie Newton. for you to defeat Lozada-and keep their lives-Rennie and Wick shape an uneasy alliance. Mistrustful of one another, they recognize just one factor with absolute certainty-like one in every of Lozada's prize scorpions, while this killer moves, they won't see it coming. The weigh down will take you on a tortuous direction via a twisted sociopath's eerie obsession, a haunted man's fragile hopes for redemption, and a woman's middle as she struggles to stand her maximum fear-to open herself to like.
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She didn’t want to be saved, she wanted a new pair of Jimmy Choos. The bar he took her too was expensive, dark and richly furnished. They took a discreet booth at the back and he spent time listening to her, he seemed genuinely interested, wanted to know all about his ‘date’. That was fine by her, she was happy to chat with this decent looking guy. He made her feel important, wanted, real good. They downed two drinks and he walked her back to her apartment on Bleecker Street. “Don’t look at the mess,” she smiled.
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