By Barbara Freethy
The California city of Angel’s Bay has had its proportion of problems: from the long-unsolved homicide of a teenage woman to the younger police officer lately left in a coma after being shot. yet miracles actually have a method of occurring . . . as though angels particularly do hold a watchful eye there. during this touching and suspenseful novel, bestselling writer Barbara Freethy returns to the surroundings of her acclaimed Suddenly One Summer.Lauren Jamison hasn’t been again to Angel’s Bay for the reason that she was once . . . whilst her sister Abby used to be murdered and Lauren’s boyfriend, Shane Murray, was once accused of the crime. whilst Lauren reluctantly returns domestic to aid her in poor health father, the outdated appeal back flares among Lauren and Shane. however the negative days after Abby’s homicide nonetheless stand among them, in addition to the secrets and techniques Shane has but to unveil. discovering the reality might deliver closure . . . yet at a value. For there are those who don’t wish outdated mysteries dropped at light—people whose worry makes them very risky.
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Kate took the biscuit tin, then remembered her promise to Colonel Huddleswell. “By the way, Janie, one of our guests missed dinner; I told him that if he came to the kitchen, he might be able to get something out of Mrs. ” “Oh, the pur man if he tries such a thing, my lady! But I’ll give a watch out for him. ” Janie’s eyes puddled quickly. ” Kate smiled. ” But Kate wanted to see for herself. And to check on all the others. And Elden had sent word in the afternoon that he was ready to move the next shipment to the Hawkesly warehouse on the Mereglass wharf.
Warm. And damn, if it wasn’t beginning to plague the devil out of him that he had completely forgotten to kiss her the day they were married. And that he couldn’t really make up for it right now. What a hell of a way to spend his wedding night. He couldn’t let her stay here any longer. He damned well couldn’t let her see him try to cast the lure. Not with this relic of a ﬂy rod, which had looked like the drawings in the book, but was apparently, simply laughably old. And damned dangerous. He’d already hooked the seat of his trousers with the nasty furred and feathery weapon that was on the end of the line.
Not a man to cross. And, truth be told, she did have a spare room . . of sorts. Kate sighed, weary of the ﬁght and seeing no other option. ” Now the blighter seemed surprised. ” That too seemed to soothe him, brought on that 26 LINDA NEEDHAM smug smile again. “So you do have a room, then? ” “It’ll have to, Colonel. In the meantime, you must excuse me. ” Kate left the ofﬁce for the dining room, angry at the colonel for defeating her so easily, angry at herself for allowing it when she had so many other more important problems to resolve.
On Shadow Beach by Barbara Freethy