By Heather Webber
There is a serpent free in Nina's backyard ... Nina Colette Ceceri Quinn's company, Taken without warning -- a landscaping enterprise focusing on shock backyard makeovers -- is the single factor in her lifestyles that seems thriving. Her marriage to adulterous police detective Kevin Quinn has wilted. Her delinquent stepson Riley is spreading difficulty round like smelly manure. Even her gardening instruments are disappearing, together with a slightly precious set of hoes. Worst of all, the pleasant previous guy who first brought her to the fun of horticulture is lifeless -- and never through common reasons. whatever evil has taken root in Nina's Ohio small city, and the neighborhood police -- together with dearly unbeloved Kev -- are baffled. yet it truly is notable what a ingenious gardener can dig up whilst she places her brain to it -- notwithstanding, via sticking her palms too deeply into this fetid, fertile soil, Nina may perhaps good turn out planted underneath her personal petunias.
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Maybe not, my inner voice warned. I told the voice to shut up and hurried out of Riley’s room. 28 Heather Webber I checked the hallway. All clear. If Xena wasn’t found soon, we’d just have to move, no two ways around it. Checking the clock, I cursed my inability to be punctual. The phone rang and I hurried to answer it, nearly tripping on the plunger as I rushed down the stairs, thinking it might be Tam reporting more missing hoes. It wasn’t. ” my mother asked. I wasn’t in the mood to have her pry so I inserted a light lilt into my voice.
Oh, I wouldn’t shoot to kill. I’d aim for more . . strategic points. Points south. ” he yelled up the stairs. “I’m here. ” This was just like Kevin. He didn’t even know I was home. He just assumed I’d be waiting for him. I hated that about him. For all he knew I could be next door having a cup of lemonade with Mr. Cabrera. Not that I’d ever done so at nine in the morning before, but that was beside the point. I straightened my shoulders and walked calmly downstairs. “What the hell? ” Better to hit you over the head with, my pretty.
It bafﬂed me that anyone could harm the old man. Tim’s dad was one of those people who kept his door open for everyone and an extra spot at the dinner table—a table I’d eaten many meals at during my teen years. Sure, Farmer Joe had been crankier than a newborn baby, yet he’d been just as lovable in his cantankerous kind of way. Truly a man with no enemies. I guess I simply needed to wait and see, which irritated me to no end since I wasn’t a big fan of patience. Opening the door of my bedroom, I peered into the hall.