By Elizabeth Adler
Told with bestselling writer Elizabeth Adler's knack for fantastic lady characters and breathtaking twists, this heart-racing "page-turner" (Publishers Weekly) will preserve you guessing…right as much as the very end.
Fen Dexter's quiet existence at the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy evening while a blood-covered guy indicates up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a vehicle coincidence. He tells her that he's on his option to San Francisco to aid the police clear up the homicide of his fiancé. not able to make it to the sanatorium as a result hurricane, he remains the evening at Fen's, and the appeal among them is apparent. the following morning he heads to the health facility the place Fen's niece, Vivi, is an ER health professional. Vivi is treating the latest objective of a serial killer whose signature movement is to go away a be aware asserting "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, fairly? What does he wish with Fen and her relatives? and may all of them stay lengthy sufficient to discover the truth?
"Brawn, bravado, and romance…Adler is in most sensible shape in her newest mystery. She offers attention-grabbing characters [and] twists that surprise and surprise."―Mystery Scene
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Glance, Dr. Vivian…” “It’s Vivi. ” She smiled. “After all, you recognize my aunt, that makes you just about kinfolk. ” Alex smiled. “Okay, so Vivi … I’d wish to see you back. ” Startled, she gave him an extended point glance. He was once beautiful, great, bothered, every thing she cherished in a guy. Then why wasn’t she falling over herself to get a date? He was once too bothered, she guessed. might be she can assist positioned him again jointly. Wasn’t that what she regularly did, in her activity? And in her own lifestyles? Wasn’t it what she’d performed together with her Frenchman, and lots of the different males who got here ahead of him? And now along with her sister? She wasn’t precisely mom Teresa yet all she looked as if it would do was once supply a aiding hand. A wistful little suggestion slipped into Vivi’s brain of the way great it'd be for somebody to seem out for her for a transformation. She abruptly remembered her dinner date that night with Dr. Ralph—oh for God’s sake, she needs to be sure you name him Ralph—and her double date with Brad Merlin and his puppy and her sister the next evening. for a girl who’d had not anything yet time on her arms for weeks the dates have been by surprise stacking up. Plus she needed to get JC to special Sur, enable Fen style her out. “Look, Alex. ” She smiled at him as she stated his identify. His eyes by no means left hers. “The truth is I’m busy for the following couple of days, paintings and … good, you know…” “Of path you're, I shouldn’t have anticipated you to be unfastened on such brief observe. ” He didn’t say “a girl such as you” yet Vivi proposal that’s what he intended and used to be flattered. Impetuously, she stated, “But why no longer let’s meet for a drink the following day night? i've got a type of dinner date later, good, not likely a date date, type of only a buddy factor, with my sister, and truly with Detective Merlin. perhaps you may come alongside, get to fulfill him, see what he can do that will help you? ” Now Alex smiled. “Wonderful, i used to be going to touch him besides, yet this can be far better, on a extra own point instead of only a cop factor, not only one other relative looking support. whilst what i would like to do is to aid him. Any manner i will. ” Vivi recalled the younger almost-dead Elaine at the gurney and thought of Alex’s fiancée who had now not been fortunate adequate to outlive. “We all are looking to help,” she stated easily. She wrote her cellphone quantity at the again of a serviette and obtained up fast to depart. “I get off paintings past the following day, so let’s say round six? sure? name me first. If I’m no longer domestic, JC might be there, she’ll take care of you. ” With a touch of misgiving, Vivi wager JC might. 20 the fellow used to be within the slender backyard, behind his apartment, clearing up the mess left by means of the hurricane. The clematis vine have been ripped from the wall the place it were thoroughly espaliered for two decades; now there will be no spring blooms. Plus his precious non-fruiting olive was once stripped of its silvery leaves and a number of other branches had damaged off, exposing gray-white wounds. It was once demanding turning out to be olive timber in San Francisco’s intemperate weather; in iciness he wrapped the trunk, to guard it from the chilly. The small greenhouse the place he grew his attractive orchids was once lacking a number of panes and several other of his so much magnificent specimens have been broken.