By Colleen Coble
Mallory’s mom died fifteen years in the past. yet her father’s final phrases at the mobile have been unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”
Shame and confusion have saved Mallory Davis from her domestic for the final fifteen years, but if her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat path, she doesn’t have any selection yet to return to Mermaid Point.
Mallory believes her father used to be murdered and adolescence sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, online game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. yet Kevin is cautious of aiding Mallory in her seek. She broke his middle and left—without a word—years ago.
When Mallory starts off receiving threats on her personal life—and her loved teenage daughter, Haylie—their seek intensifies. There’s a tangled internet in the intended homicide, and it consists of even more than what meets the eye.
As solutions start to fall into position, Mallory realizes her seek is set greater than discovering her father’s killer—it is additionally approximately discovering herself back . . . and probably approximately therapeutic what was once damaged see you later in the past with Kevin. She simply has to stick alive lengthy adequate to place the whole lot together.
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It will possibly suggest not anything or it might suggest every thing. Kevin got here from the kitchen with a plate of summer time sausage and cheese in a single hand and a sleeve of Ritz crackers within the different. He held up the crackers. “I continually imagine larger while i've got nutrition. I introduced adequate for you too. You didn’t devour a chunk of dinner. ” Her belly growled, and she or he reached for a section of summer time sausage. “Venison? ” “Of path. ” “I haven’t had venison summer time sausage considering I left the following. ” She stacked a cracker with cheese and sausage and took a chunk. “Yum, jalapeño. ” They ate in silence for a minute. the heat of the fireplace and her complete stomach started to chill out her. She wiped her hands at the paper towel Kevin passed her, then stood and went to examine the images at the mantel. “There are photos of DeAnn right here. ” He joined her in entrance of the fireplace. “I didn’t wish Sadie to omit her mother. even if she can’t see them, I inform her what they seem like. ” She became to stand him. “Everything is a large number, Kevin. i think like we’re being hit from either side. probably I may still return to Bangor. ” “Your condo was once damaged into there too. working again will simply depart you on my own and defenseless. Carol is excellent, yet she’s hardly ever in a position to defend you from a killer like i will be able to. and you've got plenty of pals right here. ” “It doesn’t think love it. I suggest, Kate, yes. She’s nonetheless my pal, yet everybody recollects what we did. What I did. The sidelong glances and pointed stares are demanding to accommodate. ” “I imagine you’re simply being delicate. I can’t blame you with the remedy you’ve gotten from my mom and dad. yet I’ve lived right here via it all. It’s over. ” possibly he used to be correct. Her self-consciousness approximately being again may have contributed to her emotions of being misplaced. “What are you going to do approximately DeAnn? while is she coming back? ” “She’s nonetheless on the town. I instructed her she may possibly come see Sadie day after today. She desired to take her out for the day, yet I’m no longer able to belief her that a ways. She may possibly simply up and take her. ” A shudder ran up Mallory’s backbone on the considered somebody taking Haylie clear of her. And Sadie was once so little. “She turns out honest, yet it’s difficult to grasp if there’s an ulterior reason in the back of her visual appeal. ” His forehead wrinkled. “I notion you believed she deserved a moment probability. ” “I do, yet I’ve proposal it via a bit extra. Her husband is in politics. you simply don’t comprehend evidently why she’s the following. i'm hoping it’s for the entire correct purposes. ” The logs at the hearth shifted, and the blaze crackled as new gasoline burst into flames. His presence beside her generated extra warmth than the hearth did although, and she or he shifted only a fraction so her arm brushed his. Lord support her, however the guy enticed her approximately greater than she might deal with. His male smell, all highly spiced together with his aftershave and dermis, made her are looking to bury her nostril in his neck. it can take all Mallory’s power to withstand him each day. She particularly had to locate one other position to stick prior to she made an entire idiot of herself. He reached out and twisted one among her curls round his finger. “No one has hair like yours—so thick and plush.