By Elizabeth Adler
Told with bestselling writer Elizabeth Adler's knack for exceptional girl characters and breathtaking twists, this heart-racing "page-turner" (Publishers Weekly) will hold you guessing…right as much as the very end.
Fen Dexter's quiet lifestyles at the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy evening whilst a blood-covered guy indicates up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a automobile coincidence. He tells her that he's on his option to San Francisco to assist the police remedy the homicide of his fiancé. not able to make it to the health facility as a result of the hurricane, he remains the evening at Fen's, and the allure among them is clear. the following morning he heads to the medical institution the place Fen's niece, Vivi, is an ER health professional. Vivi is treating the newest goal of a serial killer whose signature circulate is to go away a observe announcing "Please do not inform" taped throughout his sufferers' mouths. whilst Fen's mysterious stranger involves Vivi to have his wounds stitched she consents to set him as much as speak with the police approximately his fiancé. yet who's this guy, quite? What does he wish with Fen and her kinfolk? and should all of them reside lengthy sufficient to discover the truth?
"Brawn, bravado, and romance…Adler is in best shape in her most up-to-date mystery. She promises attention-grabbing characters [and] twists that surprise and surprise."―Mystery Scene
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It belonged to Elaine Mary McCarthy. A moment name got here instantly from a fellow officer. a safety tape at San Francisco Airport had pointed out the variety of a spread Rover parked there as belonging to Alex Patcevich. It used to be parked there the evening his fiancée used to be killed, picked up days later. “It’s our guy all right,” Brad acknowledged, as they strapped themselves in for the flight. “He used to be in that zone the day gone by. Vivi’s aunt observed him throwing whatever over the cliff. I’m keen to bet they have been the sufferers’ purses. Our predator has replaced his strategy; he’s no longer seeking out his sufferer and stalking her first. He’s behaving irrationally, identifying up a lady like this one on the fuel station on impulse. Our killer is disturbed, Jerry, and I’m puzzling over what occurred to alter him. ” “He’s now not replaced that much,” Jerry stated. “The fucker’s nonetheless killin’. ” Jerry was once anxious. He wanted his teenagers to calm his soul. He couldn’t be with no them for lengthy and now he switched on his mobile and summoned up a photo of his child son. “Growing as much as glance similar to his pa,” he acknowledged proudly, exhibiting it to Brad. “Then let’s wish his pa seems to be somebody he could be pleased with simply because he stuck the serial killer of the decade,” Brad stated, sharply. “Hey, simply showin’ ya the child. ” Jerry positioned away his mobilephone, huffed. “No have to burst off on me. ” “Shit, guy, I’m sorry. It’s simply that I’m considering Vivi down there at sizeable Sur. Her aunt, Fen Dexter, lives in an remoted cottage at the cliffs. Our killer used to be correct round the corner whilst Mrs. Dexter observed him throwing these purses over the sting. the fellow kicked her puppy within the throat. She stated it went down like a ninepin, would possibly not make it. He ran off yet she was once too distraught over her puppy to imagine to appear the place he went or what he used to be riding. yet you could wager your boots, Jerusalem, it was once a black variety Rover. ” Jerry snapped his arms. “And i will be able to additionally wager that’s how shut the aunt got here to being despatched over the sting of that cliff too. Shit, Brad, this is often getting too as regards to domestic. ” * * * The fuel station supervisor, Hank, was once looking forward to them in his workplace, in addition to a few the neighborhood sheriffs and a pair of his deputies, already contacted by means of Brad. The 5 of them stood round whereas Hank replayed the protection video for them. Brad wanted, as regularly, that defense cameras took higher photographs; they have been constantly in jerk-time, quick hobbies, faces obscured. He had Hank run it back in slow-mo. The black variety Rover parked within the shadows in the back of the station. It used to be very unlikely to work out the quantity or determine the motive force, yet they observed the fellow get out and stroll to the restrooms. He was once donning a black ski cap and Ray-Bans although it used to be darkish. Brad had Hank cease the movie whereas they studied him. the guy used to be of medium peak, moderate construct, and donning a go well with which appeared misplaced with the black ski cap pulled low over his brow, and likewise obscured his facial expression. Hank ran the tape on they usually watched the guy stride towards the restroom, a protracted convinced stride.