A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris

By Charlaine Harris

Former manhattan urban version Nickie Callahan is calling ahead to the straightforward existence whilst she strikes to the sleepy university city of Knolls, Tennessee. however the girls of Knolls usually are not secure. And as Nickie will get swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she needs to take concerns of justice into her personal palms.

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She’s changed beyond recognition. ” I peered over at the woman again, trying to recall her face. Now that I knew her story, I thought I detected the lines of care, the grayness, that marked her features prematurely. But I didn’t think I’d seen Sarah Chase Cochran, née Beacham, before. When Stan returned with two full glasses, I took my leave and began circulating through the crowd. Mimi made her way toward me with a man in tow. He was tall and solid, with heavy blunt features and a sensuous mouth.

Church-minded ladies are as incontestible as gravity. Mrs. Harbison finally wandered off home. I made my way back to the makeshift bar where Cully presided. We’d borrowed two sawhorses, laid some planks over them, and covered the whole with a tablecloth now sadly stained with spilled cola and bourbon. ” I asked. “Coming right up,” Cully said, and poured me a glass. He looked at me a little doubtfully, and I thought he was remembering that long-ago rehearsal dinner when I’d had too much to drink.

This was not sex but punishment. He hated me. He was going to kill me. And I couldn’t move to defend myself. If I moved I would surely die, and there was a chance, some kind of chance, therehad to be…a chance that I would live…if I stayed still. The incubus owned my life. Where was the knife? Somewhere it was waiting to slide into me, between my ribs, ripping me, violating me in another way. Both his hands were occupied(don’t feel, Nickie) , the knife must be somewhere in the tangle of sheets. But I couldn’t move to find it.

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