By J. A. Jance
Fifty years in the past, while she was once 5, Sister Mary Katherine witnessed anything bad . . .
A former Seattle policeman now operating for the Washington country Attorney's designated murder research staff, J.P. Beaumont has been hand-picked to guide the research right into a half-century-old homicide. An eyewitness to the crime, a middle-aged nun, has now recalled grisly, forgotten info whereas present process hypnotherapy.
It's a case as chilly because the grave, and it truly is operating headlong into one other that is tearing at Beau's middle: the vicious slaying of his former partner's ex-wife. what is worse, his swiftly unraveling pal is the leading suspect.
Caught in the midst of a deadly conspiracy that spans generations and a killing that hits too on the subject of domestic -- distinct by way of a vengeful adversary and tempted through a possible romance that threatens to reawaken his own demons -- Beaumont could all at once have extra on his plate than he can deal with, and much an excessive amount of to survive.
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What provides? ” I requested. “The roads are so undesirable up on Whidbey that Sister Mary Katherine determined to stick over final evening, this night, and perhaps even the following day if issues don’t improve,” he instructed me. “She had already looked at of her room earlier than we had lunch the day past. lots of the lodges have been booked strong, yet i used to be ultimately in a position to get her right into a room on the Westin downtown. on account that she was once nonetheless round and because I had a number of weather-related cancellations, we went forward and did one other consultation at the present time. i've got yet another tape so as to add on your assortment. i feel we’re making genuine growth now, Beau. She exhibited a long way much less resistance this time round, and she or he was once capable of discover a number of extra telling information. do you want to determine the tape? ” “Absolutely. ” “Where are you? ” “Belltown Terrace,” I informed him. “Second and vast. ” “I’m simply now leaving my place of work up on capsule Hill. i may drop it off on my approach domestic. ” You won’t locate the identify capsule Hill on any reliable map of the Seattle quarter, yet it’s what we name the realm of First Hill that’s filled with hospitals and clinics. For all I knew, where might have been crawling with hypnotherapists to boot. “Sure,” I stated. “I’ll wait down within the foyer. That approach you won’t need to park and are available in. i've got a few information to boot. ” “What’s that? ” “The homicide victim’s complete name—Madeline Marchbank. She was once stumbled on stabbed to dying in her mattress in could of 1950. ” “But Sister Mary Katherine said…” “That it occurred open air. i do know. yet she additionally stated that the physique and the blood have been either long past whilst she got here out of her hiding position. All that implies is the killers moved the physique and made it seem like the assault occurred contained in the apartment. ” “So it quite did ensue then! ” Fred MacKinzie breathed. He have been performing as though he believed Bonnie Jean Dunleavy’s tale all alongside, and he had confident me to think it to boot, yet correct up till I informed him Mimi’s actual identify, Fred should have been placing directly to the tiniest shred of doubt. “Yes,” I acknowledged. “It relatively did. ” “Did they ever remedy it? ” Fred requested. “They could have,” I acknowledged, “but there has been no indication of an arrest or perhaps a major suspect in any of the cloth I learn at the present time. I’ll be capable to get into the reputable documents day after today. My query to you is: should still I inform Sister Mary Katherine? ” there has been an extended pause earlier than Fred spoke back. “I’m unsure what the simplest plan of action is on that,” he acknowledged. “Let me give it some thought on my means down the hill. ” I shoved my aching toes right into a pair of loafers and headed for the foyer. For the subsequent twenty mins or so I sat there hearing Belltown Terrace’s climate wimps come and pass, complaining the entire means. whilst a sand-dollar-colored Lexus LX 470 pulled up in the street outdoor, I figured it needed to be Freddy Mac’s, and that i was once correct. I went out to the minimize and stood less than the cover as Fred opened the passenger-side window. “When I known as the Westin, Sister Mary Katherine used to be on her method all the way down to the espresso store for dinner. What say we pass there now and inform her together—unless you’re busy. If that’s the case…” “No,” I stated.