By Karin Slaughter
Sara Linton, medical expert within the small city of Heartsdale, GA, is named out to an obvious suicide at the neighborhood university campus. The mutilated physique presents little within the means of clues -- and the school gurus are wanting to keep away from a scandal -- yet for Sara and police leader Jeffrey Tolliver, issues do not upload up.
Two extra suspicious suicides persist with, and a tender lady is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence moves a long way too on the subject of domestic. And as Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a safety shield on campus, could be in ownership of an important details. yet, bruised and angered by way of her expulsion from the strength, Lena appears slightly able to maintaining herself, not to mention saving the subsequent victim.
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Rosen must have sensed Lena’s feelings. She wiped away a tear, her tone turning brisk. “I need to call my husband,” she said. ” “Of course,” Lena told her, relieved. ” She put her hand on the doorknob but stopped, not looking at the doctor. “I know I don’t have a right to ask this,” she began, aware that Jeffrey would write her off completely if Rosen told him what had happened. 50 Karin Slaughter Rosen seemed to sense exactly what Lena was worried about. ” Lena turned the knob, but she could feel Rosen’s stare burrowing into her.
Richard sounded reflective. “I wanted to go to Georgia Tech, you know. For as long as I could remember. ” He smiled, and for just a second he seemed like a regular human being. “When I was a kid, I had posters all over my walls. I was a Ramblin’ Wreck,” he said, citing one of Georgia Tech’s many school mottos. ” Lena asked, thinking she would embarrass him. “Oh, I got accepted,” Richard said, waiting for her to be impressed. “But my mother had just died and . ” He let his voice trail off. “Oh, well.
Even considering everything that had happened with Tessa, Lena was surprised Frank had let her take the note to Andy’s mother. ” Lena nodded but did not explain. She would leave it to Jeffrey to decide how much information to give the mother. Rosen put on her glasses, which were hanging by a chain around her neck. Though Lena had not asked her to, she read aloud, “ ‘I can’t take it anymore. I love you, Mama. ’ ” The older woman took another deep breath, as if she could hold it in along with her emotions.