By Jon Osborne
While eight-year-old June McMillan is taken from outdoor her university by way of an unhinged former psychological sufferer who steals young children named after the months of the yr, she dissociates in a wondrous fantasyland she calls "Rainbow Bridges," the place the glossy silver trout check with one another of their precise bubble language and the pleasant beavers by no means, ever devour them.
With one other skull-cracking hangover to maintain him corporation alongside the best way, veteran fortress Myers cop Max Clayton is thrust into the case whilst he starts off to enquire the homicide of the little girl's mom at the comparable day June is taken.
Pairing with an previous colleague from his days within the FBI - exact Agent Lacey Billups - Clayton is compelled to solve the brain of a madman earlier than it's too past due and Rainbow Bridges comes tumbling down ceaselessly.
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"Terrifying, suspenseful and surely unique, KILL ME as soon as will sit back you to the bone." - Karin Slaughter, NYT bestselling writer of The provide County sequence
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Horton interpreted that as the secretary. ‘You’d think the sun shone out of his backside,’ Dennings continued. ’ Horton ignored Dennings’ crudity. ’This was getting to be like extracting evidence from a reluctant witness. ‘Business, property, divorce, wills, you name it, Mr bloody Sherbourne can do it. He’s been Brundall’s lawyer for as long as the secretary can remember. At least for the thirteen years she’s been there. She clammed up then tight as a nun’s knees – wouldn’t say any more except that Brundall was a very wealthy man.
And Jesus did it still hurt! And there was him thinking he was moving on! So who was looking after Emma, he wondered, making his way towards the bar? His in-laws? He felt a stab of envy swiftly followed by anger that others were allowed to take care of his daughter and not her father. Uckfield looked up and caught Horton’s eye. He started with surprise, then frowned and hauled himself off the bar stool. Horton watched as Shawford followed Uckfield’s gaze. He caught the look of fear in the man’s eyes and drew immense satisfaction from it.
But, no, that was ridiculous. Why? Horton had never known his father and his mother had never spoken of him. He wasn’t named on his birth certificate. He’d learnt to despise the absent father for abandoning him. And he’d hardened his heart against his mother for deserting him. He didn’t want to revise those opinions. It 50 Pauline Rowson involved too much emotion. Think of practical matters, he urged himself. ’ ‘A massive stroke. ’ The church had moved quickly then to put in a replacement vicar and get her into the vicarage.