By Karin Slaughter
Sara Linton, medical expert within the small city of Heartsdale, GA, is named out to an obvious suicide at the neighborhood collage campus. The mutilated physique presents little within the approach of clues -- and the varsity specialists are wanting to steer clear of a scandal -- yet for Sara and police leader Jeffrey Tolliver, issues do not upload up.
Two extra suspicious suicides stick to, and a tender lady is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence moves a long way too with regards to domestic. And as Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a safety shield on campus, can be in ownership of an important details. yet, bruised and angered through her expulsion from the strength, Lena appears slightly able to preserving herself, not to mention saving the subsequent victim.
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From the way she looked back, he could tell she didn’t think he’d done her any favors. Jeffrey always kept a spare shirt in his car, but no amount of rubbing would get all the blood off his hands. He had used a bottle of water to clean his chest and upper body, but his fingernails were still rimmed with red. His Auburn class ring was caked in it, dried blood around the numbers from his football jersey and the year he would have graduated if he’d stuck around. Jeffrey thought about the famous line from Macbeth, knowing guilt was magnifying the blood, making it seem worse than it really was.
She had not been presented with a lot of choices after resigning her badge. At thirty-four, Lena didn’t know anything other than being a cop. She’d entered the academy right out of high school and never looked back. The only things she was qualified for were flipping burgers or cleaning houses, neither of which appealed. In the days after Lena left the force, she’d considered going somewhere far away, maybe visiting Mexico and finding her grandmother’s people or volunteering somewhere overseas, but then reality caught up with her, and she realized that the bank did not care if Lena needed a change of scenery—they still expected her mortgage and car payments every month.
I’m okay,” she said. ” “Lena . . ,” Rosen began, but she did not finish the thought. Lena concentrated on her breathing, calming herself. Her hands were red and sticky from sweat, the scars standing out in angry relief. She forced herself to stop, tucking her hands under her arms. She was acting like a head case. This was the kind of thing mentally ill people did. Rosen was probably ready to commit her. Rosen tried again. ” Lena tried to laugh it off. “I just got nervous,” she said, pushing her hair behind her ear.