By Jayne Ann Krentz
An exhilarating novel of ardour, homicide, small-town secrets and techniques, and scandal dropped at gentle. Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb were the simplest of associates for one brief highschool summer season. Their friendship ended the evening Pamela dropped Irene off at home-and Irene walked in to find her mom and dad' our bodies at the kitchen flooring. It used to be governed a murder-suicide, and Irene fled the northern California city of Dunsley. yet seventeen years later, while Pamela sends a cryptic email requesting aid, Irene returns to her native land to discover her previous pal has died all at once, forsaking loads of grotesque, unanswered questions. stuck up in a firestorm of determined deceit and long-buried secrets and techniques, Irene is familiar with it is going to most likely be smarter to only close up and depart Dunsley at the back of back, yet her reporter's instinct-and her personal starvation to understand the truth-compel her to increase her remain on the neighborhood resort. much more compelling is the fellow who runs the place-a hazel-eyed ex-Marine who is as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them. Luke Danner can see the fear underneath Irene Stenson's convinced exterior-and he's cause on maintaining her. yet he's additionally pushed by means of passions of his personal, and jointly they're going to probability excess of neighborhood gossip to deal with what occurred to Pamela Webb, and what particularly occurred on that long-ago summer season evening. . . .
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The house at the end of the lane was filled with darkness and night. That wasn't right, Irene thought. Her parents always left the lights on for her. " Pamela stopped the car in the driveway. The convertible's headlights blazed a short distance into the thick stand of fir trees that loomed beside the house. "It was just a joke, okay? Hey look, the lights are offinside your place. Your folks are in bed. " Irene pushed open the car door and scrambled out of the convertible. "They'll know. " "So tell them it was my fault," Pamela said carelessly.
She heard someone screaming. In some remote corner of her mind she understood that she was the one who was uttering the high, desperate, frantic cries of grief, horror and denial. But the sound was distant and far away. She had traveled to some other place, a realm where nothing was the way it was supposed to be; where nothing was normal. When she returned from the journey, she discovered that her personal, private definition of normal had been altered forever. * * * E-MAIL MESSAGE DATE: March 7 FROM: PWebb TO: IStenson SUBJECT: The past Hi, Irene: I know this e-mail is coming as a huge surprise.
She couldn't be sure. She drew herself up and took a step back, preparing to shut the door. "If you don't mind, I need to make a phone call," she said. " He moved back a little. " She closed the door partway and then hesitated briefly. "I almost forgot. " He gave her a hard look. " "We don't do contingency bookings here at the Sunrise on the Lake Lodge. " He checked his watch. " "We will discuss your cancellation policy tomorrow after I find out whether or not I'll need to spend another day in Dunsley.