By Mary Higgins Clark
A killer turns a tender family's dream vacation into an unfathomable nightmare....Menley Nichols and her husband, Adam, a felony lawyer, lease a home on Cape Cod, within the wish of restoring their faltering marriage. The beginning in their daughter, Hannah, has revitalized their courting, yet Menley hasn't ever stopped blaming herself for the unintended dying of her two-year-old son. The serenity of the Cape can provide a brand new commence.
In keep in mind apartment, an eighteenth-century landmark with a sinister earlier, unusual incidents strength Menley to relive the coincidence that killed her son, and he or she starts to worry for Hannah's defense. Then Adam takes on a consumer suspected of homicide while his prosperous younger bride of in basic terms 3 months drowns in a typhoon -- and the relatives is drawn right into a emerging tide of terror. A disagreement on a gloomy, rain-swept seashore ends up in a harrowing climax that simply Mary Higgins Clark may have created.
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The hurricane might holiday at approximately seven, and a specific caution used to be issued to citizens of the Cape and quarter islands. “We’d higher get the candles and flashlights out,” Menley instructed Hannah. The sky was once thoroughly overcast. The water, darkish grey and offended, was once now crashing at the shore. the 1st drops of rain started to beat opposed to the window. She went from room to room, turning on lighting. Hannah started to fuss, and Menley settled her in her crib, then got here again downstairs. open air the wind used to be expanding in pace, and he or she heard the faint name that it made because it whooshed round the apartment: Remmmmbaaaa . . . Adam phoned at sector of 7. “Men, the dinner i used to be staying for acquired canceled on the final minute. I grabbed a cab to the airport to make the direct flight. We have been at the runway after they received note Barnstable Airport is closed. I’ll take the trip to Boston and hire a motor vehicle there. With success I’ll be domestic among nine-thirty and ten. ” Adam was once coming domestic this night! “That’s terrific,” Menley stated. “We’ll climate the typhoon jointly. ” “Always. ” “You haven’t had an opportunity to devour, have you ever? ” she requested. “No. ” “I’ll have dinner ready. It most likely could be by way of candlelight, and never only for impact. ” “Men . . . ” He hesitated. “Don’t be afraid to invite if I’m okay. certain, i'm. ” “Did you watch the tape of Bobby? ” “Twice. Amy watched it with me the second one time. Adam, take into account how Bobby had simply began to say ‘Mom-me’? ” “Yes I do. Why, males? ” “I’m unsure. ” “Men, they’re boarding. I’ll need to cross. See you in a short time. ” Adam hung up and ran for the departure gate. He had watched the tape that he present in the library of the residence. “Mom-me. ” It nearly sounded as if Bobby have been calling Menley to him. Oh Christ, Adam idea, why didn’t i am getting again to the Cape sooner than the airport closed. a hundred Nat and invoice Walsh, the investigator, carried Tina’s baggage into one of many convention rooms. She sat down throughout from them on the desk and pointedly checked out her watch. “If I’m no longer out of right here in part an hour I’ll pass over my plane,” she acknowledged. “Where’s Fred? ” “He’s down the hall,” Nat acknowledged. “What’s he performed? ” “Maybe not anything other than be a supply guy. Tina, let’s speak about Vivian Carpenter’s lacking emerald ring. ” Her eyes narrowed. “What approximately it? ” “Then you recognize approximately it? ” “Anyone who reads the papers is familiar with approximately it, to claim not anything of the entire speak on the inquest. ” “Then you recognize it’s now not the type of ring that will be incorrect for one more one. the following, enable me learn the outline of it from the coverage corporation. ” Nat picked up a sheet of paper. “ ‘Colombian emerald, five-and-a-half carats, tremendous deep eco-friendly with out seen inclusions, tremendous emerald-cut diamonds, one-and-a-half carats each one, on each side, fastened in platinum, worth 1 / 4 of 1000000 cash. ’ “ He laid down the paper and shook his head. “You can comprehend why the Carpenters sought after it again, can’t you? ” “I don’t understand what you’re speaking approximately. ” “A lot of individuals appear to imagine that ring was once wrenched off Vivian’s finger after she died, Tina.