By Linda Gerber
It was once just a couple of weeks in the past that Aphra Connolly’s lifestyles replaced thoroughly. She have been dwelling a quiet lifestyles on her father’s secluded island inn, until eventually Seth Mulo grew to become up and stole her middle . . . and supplied details that led her to discover her mother in Seattle. however the reunion isn’t relatively what she anticipated. Aphra’s mother, Natalie, doesn’t look satisfied to determine Aphra, and Natalie’s boyfriend, Joe, insists that Aphra cross domestic. Even worse, Seth exhibits up, purely to invite her to come the hoop he gave her the former summer season. no less than Natalie’s hunky neighbor is sympathetic. but if Joe is located lifeless at a close-by espresso store, Aphra discovers her complete journey to Seattle has been in accordance with a lie. And now somebody simply can be attempting to kill her. . . .
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No way. ” Then he glanced at the ladder and back at me. ” I followed his gaze. ” “You’ve got to go up there. Great view . . although there’s not much to see this morning; it’s too overcast. ” And I meant it, too. I hoped my mom would let me stay long enough. “You can see the lake from up there. ” “Yeah. Come on. ” He hoisted himself up onto the railing and then out onto the ladder in one smooth motion, pausing just a second to turn and look back down at me. ” Was he kidding? I’d been rock climbing since I was ten.
I shuffled—as slowly as I could—down the hallway, but I didn’t need to worry; she had already forgotten me. I leaned against the wall just out of her line of vision and listened. ” she whispered to Stuart. “I don’t know. It was encrypted and it will take me a while to work it out. But look . . the same office, two days ago. And this”—I could hear him tap the computer screen—“last week. He’s been in constant contact with someone in that office. Why? ” Mom made a disbelieving sound. I don’t know if she was denying it was true or if she just didn’t want to accept it.
Seeing Joe struggle to breathe kicked me into autopilot. If I had taken the time to think, I might not have run toward him. I might have considered that someone was trying to kill the guy and it would do well for me to lay low. But I wasn’t thinking. I raced to where he had fallen onto the sidewalk and dropped to my knees beside him. “Joe? ” He was still clawing at his neck and I had to hit his hands away so I could loosen his collar. ” I asked, fighting to keep my voice steady. “The . . latte .