One Cold Night

By Katia Lief

“Jam-packed with middle preventing suspense.” –Book Fetish

ONE chilly evening SHE DISAPPEARED…

New York Police detective Dave Strauss is haunted by means of the single case he couldn’t resolve. A schoolgirl vanished off the streets of Brooklyn, with just a path of blood and a chain of untraceable mobilephone calls from “the Groom” hinting at her destiny. Now the chilly darkish evening has engulfed one other younger girl—but this time she is a part of Dave’s relatives. He and his spouse, Susan, recognize fourteen-year-old Lisa has now not run away, and so they understand her disappearance is not only a sad accident. And as soon as the 1st telephone name comes, they be aware of she’s now not alone….


“Mesmerizing.” --Lisa Gardner

“Nail-biting suspense." —Richard Montanari

“Brilliant.” –Suspense Magazine

“Exhilarating.” –The secret Gazette

“Taut, fresh storytelling.” –Publishers Weekly

“Readers should want to learn extra of this gifted writer's work." —New York magazine of Books

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Braithwaite hung again, coming in silently after them, preserving open the door, which squealed on rusty hinges. They walked at once right into a spacious lounge jam-packed with furnishings Dave guessed had as soon as been great yet now appeared forlorn. The home windows have been open and there has been an extended gash in a single of the displays, revealing a slice of the cold past due afternoon. Andrews stood within the front room, nodding, asserting, “So this is often it. ” It used to be Braithwaite who headed at once for the steps. facts have been present in a bed room and it was once the silent subordinate who knew the place it used to be.

Good, type of a notice. ” i may already see it. I already knew. “They came upon 3 dominoes laid out on his bed: 3, 5, and one. ” My handle: 351 Pacific highway. Brooklyn, manhattan. a much cry and a special lifestyles from the home in New Jersey I’d shared with Jackson and Cece. Ours used to be the sort of candy residence, eco-friendly clapboards and a entrance porch the place we used to take a seat and watch Cece play at the garden. i'll nonetheless see her operating in the direction of me around the dandelion-speckled grass, bare-legged in a plaid sundress, brown curls bouncing round her cherubic face, calling, “Mommy, chase me!

Correct at that second, the solar tipped out of the sky, the timber darkened, the air chilled. “Turn for what? ” He stared at her, and within the pause Lisa remembered anything Susan had as soon as instructed her approximately her highschool boyfriend: that he was once good-looking and supercool — her note have been magnetic — and that his merely brother had drowned a 12 months sooner than they’d began courting. Now it was once noticeable Susan were speaking approximately Lisa’s own father, that this was once the man, yet magnetic was once no longer the note she’d use for him.

She could examine the remainder of the pictures, each one. There will be anything the following that nobody else could realize. yet prior to she may well resume having a look, sooner than the dizziness absolutely subsided, she remembered anything else. anything totally different and beforehand inappropriate. The apple doesn’t fall faraway from the tree. A dozen chocolate apples, made up of hand made hole molds, undeliverable to the deal with at the bill. The credit-card cost have been challenged via the financial institution; it wasn’t the 1st loss Water road candies had incurred through the website.

No. She’s very specific approximately that. ” “Good. You gotta Ziploc bag or whatever? ” Susan didn’t need to ask what she sought after it for; she had learn adequate within the newspapers to grasp that Lisa’s hair contained DNA and that her fingerprints will be everywhere in the plastic deal with. She received a bag from the kitchen and gave it to Ramos, who sealed the comb inside of. “It’s nearly twenty mins now,” Ramos stated. “Let’s come back; I obtained a few balls to bust. ” Susan held the door for Ramos to go through, which she did in complete shape, like a queen, and it happened to Susan that this mild, imperious lady shared characteristics with Lisa.

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