By Nevada Barr
Simply days after marrying Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon strikes to Colorado to imagine her new put up as district ranger at Rocky Mountain nationwide Park. while of 3 kids who'd long past lacking from a spiritual retreat reappear, Anna's research brings her face-to-face with a paranoid sect--and with a villain so evil, he will make the hairs at the again of your neck stand on finish
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No. No. " Gwen looked from Heath to the girls and back. The look of panic on her face as she struggled with the minuscule Sophie's choice, whether to leave her crippled niece sprawled helpless in the dirt or to get the children to safety and warmth before they bolted or collapsed, infuriated Heath. "I can do it," she hissed, hating herself because maybe she couldn't and hating Gwen because maybe she knew it and hating the sound of her voice, peevish and beseeching at the same time. Gwen hesitated just long enough Heath wanted to spit at her like an angry cat-or cry-then, muttering soothing nothings, she gathered the girls to her and started down the path.
Jarrod had apparently reached a psychic point of no return. Despite the fact she had, nominally at least, gotten what she wanted, she pushed on. "People think a chair makes a person stupid or invisible or deaf. I can hear you. " Anna laughed before she could stop herself. A laugh might not have endeared her to the woman, but it served to startle her out of her fit of pique. "So you went up the path. " Anna asked. Question by question she got what she could of the story. It was short and simple.
The rim of this ovate wheel was where the sites were located, all of them with easy access by-graveled path to the asphalt. The ambulance and Anna circled the lot slowly. There was none of the light and babble of a hair-raising event to clue them in to which campers had placed the call. When they'd completed half the circle, the ambulance's headlights cut an angular woman from the surrounding night. She had wild red hair, was clad in a blue sweatshirt and khaki shorts and was waving them to the curb.
Anna Pigeon 13 Hard Truth by Nevada Barr