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By Diane Chamberlain

ISBN-10: 1742918905

ISBN-13: 9781742918907

In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. 20 years later, her is still are stumbled on and Timothy Gleason is charged with homicide. yet there isn't any signal of the unborn child.

CeeCee Wilkes is familiar with how Genevieve Russell died, simply because she used to be there. and she or he additionally is aware what occurred to the lacking toddler, simply because 20 years in the past she made the devastating option to elevate the child as her own.

Now Timothy Gleason is dealing with the demise penalty, and he or she has an alternative choice to make. inform the reality, and ruin her kinfolk. Or allow an blameless guy die which will defend a life of lies.

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A continuous tremor shook my chest, and almost stopped me from breathing. A policeman's strong hands held my shoulder. A second policeman placed his flat-peaked cap on the bonnet of the car beside the dead man and began to wrench at the door. The frontal impact had compressed the forward section of the passenger compartment, jamming the doors on to their locks. An ambulance attendant reached across me and cut the sleeve from my right arm. A young man in a dark suit drew my hand through the window.

This aid was clearly an affectation, a postural disguise that allowed her to press her face into her raised shoulder and hide the bruise marking her right cheekbone. I had last seen her as she sat in the ambulance beside the body of her husband, staring at me with calm hatred. ' Without thinking, I asked her name. She came up to me, changing her grip on the stick as if ready to thrash me across the face with it. She moved her head in a peculiar gesture of the neck, deliberately forcing her injury on me.

Her assessment of the contours of thigh and buttock, breast and armpit, and their relationship with the chromium bars of my leg harness, an abstract sculpture designed to show off her slim figure, was open and interested. An interesting lesbian streak ran through Catherine's mind. Often as we made love she asked me to visualize her in intercourse with another woman - usually her secretary Karen, an unsmiling girl with silver lipstick who spent the entire office party before Christmas staring motion-lessly at my wife like a pointer in rut.

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