By Karin Slaughter
Sara Linton, medical expert within the small city of Heartsdale, GA, is termed out to an obvious suicide at the neighborhood university campus. The mutilated physique presents little within the means of clues -- and the school gurus are desirous to stay away from a scandal -- yet for Sara and police leader Jeffrey Tolliver, issues do not upload up.
Two extra suspicious suicides stick with, and a tender lady 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 safeguard on campus, will be in ownership of an important info. yet, bruised and angered by means of her expulsion from the strength, Lena seems slightly able to maintaining herself, not to mention saving the subsequent victim.
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Black? ” Jeffrey demanded, aware that he was fueling the fire but incapable of stopping himself. “I told you,” she said, defensive. “He turned and ran. ” Jeffrey paused a moment, trying to hold back his temper. ” “A coat? ” “Jeans, maybe a coat. I don’t know. ” “A jacket . . ” Suddenly, all the helplessness that had been building up since he had seen Tessa lying near death exploded out of him. ” Lena stared at him with the kind of burning hatred he was used to seeing in suspects he interrogated.
He was very perceptive for a self-involved asshole, and she hoped she wasn’t giving anything away. ” “Brian and Jill,” he said, glancing over Lena’s shoulder. He gave a silly little-girl wave to someone before turning his focus back to Lena. She stared, not answering his question. ” “No,” she said, though she had. Her pants were looser than they had been last week. Lena had not felt much like eating lately. ” Richard asked. ” “Nasty, if you ask me. ” “Rotten,” Richard confirmed. “He nearly failed Sibyl’s class.
I was jogging. ” He looked at his watch again. ” “Usually. ” Jeffrey made a conscious effort to be polite when what he really wanted to do was shake the girl and make her tell him what he wanted to know. ” “Yes,” she answered. ” “Normally,” she echoed. “I go down the bridge and then up into the woods. There are paths . ” Her voice trailed off as she realized he must know this. ” Ellen nodded, a quick up-and-down. “I don’t usually stop at the bridge, but something didn’t feel right. ” She pressed her lips into a thin line as she considered it.
A Faint Cold Fear (2003) by Karin Slaughter