The Darkness Gathers by Lisa Miscione

By Lisa Miscione

Following Miscione's gritty debut, Angel hearth, this moment novel ratchets up the suspense and the stakes. In her fan mail, Lydia gets an nameless cry for help-a tape of a miss-ing younger girl's determined message on an answering computing device. The accompanying notice begs Lydia to discover and safeguard Tatiana Quinn, 'and all of the different ladies short of rescue.' this straightforward case of a lacking teen quickly turns into even more. anyone is concerned for Lydia to drop her investi-gation, an individual robust and apprehensive adequate to engineer the early parole of Lydia's mother's killer. Now, as well as tracing the roots of Tatiana's disappearance again to the girl's step-father's company dealings, Lydia needs to locate the fellow who desires her lifeless, finishing his unfinished enterprise from years in the past.

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He hadn’t really brought it up since. He internally kicked himself for his shitty timing. It was a conversation to have at home. But it was a conversation he needed to have with her. He wanted them to be a family, legally. He wanted them to have a family. “Okay,” he said, letting her off the hook suddenly, “it’s a deal. ” “For now,” he answered. She watched him as he looked at the people passing outside the window. She hoped that she hadn’t hurt him and that he understood. They sat in a comfortable silence for a bit, sipping their drinks.

But the detective had seemed glad to see them, greeting them both with an enthusiastic handshake and offering them coffee. He welcomed them into his office, which was neater and more organized than the office of any cop she had ever met in her life. ” she asked him. “Marines,” he answered, not seeming to wonder why she had made the observation. “My father, too. I had to bounce a quarter on my bed from the time I was old enough to make it myself. The guys make fun of me, but people don’t realize how much time it wastes if you’re disorganized.

Because Boris was older, because he was Sasa’s father’s cousin, because Boris was generally right, Sasa let him speak his mind. But even Boris knew the line, and he was fucking close. Especially tonight, when Sasa was tense and tired, going someplace he didn’t want to go. He couldn’t wait to get out of the Everglades and be back in South Beach. All that quiet, all that dark, all the bodies floating gray and bloated out there that no one would ever find—it made him edgy. He thought of the thousand pairs of dead eyes staring sightless, the wrinkled, rotting skin, the blood spilling into swamp water.

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