By Gillian Roberts
Amanda's good friend Sasha's stepmother has simply devoted suicide—although, in accordance with Sasha, Phoebe Ennis could by no means have killed herself, specifically now not whereas having a drink and donning a purple silk shirt and pink sandals with four-inch heels. Amanda isn't persuaded, yet reluctantly has the same opinion to assist examine the woman's dying, notwithstanding the proof for foul play is narrow. real, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn't universally enjoyed. Phoebe's personal son hated her, and she or he bored her associates to demise with tricks of her "royal" lineage. And with 4 marriages in the back of her, she was once already getting ready to announce her renewed availability on the internet. but if one other lady is located lifeless in Phoebe's condominium, it turns into transparent that anything is certainly murderously amiss, and lots more and plenty toward domestic than Amanda or somebody else may have imagined.
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The story didn’t end there, though. ’ asked McAlpine. ’ ‘If they loved each other that much, they loved their daughter… So somewhere safe, untraceable…’ They sat for a minute or two in silence, thinking their own thoughts. A phone rang somewhere downstairs. ‘But whoever did that to her is still out there. ’ Graham raised his head, his eyes uneasy. ‘I’m so sorry, Alan. I would never have put you in this position, never let you anywhere near her, if I had known anything about the circumstances. ’ McAlpine stood up and bowed slightly in front of his superior officer.
And she wanted to hold her baby in her arms; the pain of not having that was worse than anything. She considered her options, who she could trust, who she couldn’t. She didn’t have much choice. ‘The fingers on your left hand aren’t too bad. The right hand sustained a bit of damage, I’m afraid. ’ She knew she could not move her hands; her fingers were bound together, not tightly but restricted. She moved her thumb, felt her skin crack and a searing pain shoot through her palm. ’ His hand rested on hers, his fingers warm.
Then he spoke again, his voice sounding desolate, bereaved. ‘Do you think dying is a passive process? Because I think that’s what my dad is doing. When you have had enough, you give up breathing. Maybe death isn’t something that comes up and gets you. You just let it happen. But my mum…’ He was holding back tears, she could hear it in his voice. For a while, all she heard was the rush of the ventilator; he didn’t trust himself to speak. My mum – she’s got cancer, you know. It’s spread bloody everywhere.
All's Well That Ends (Amanda Pepper, Book 14) by Gillian Roberts