By S. J. Bolton
While a rash of suicides tears via Cambridge collage, DI Mark Joesbury recruits DC Lacey Flint to head undercover as a scholar to enquire. even supposing every one student's loss of life seems to be a suicide, the mental histories, social networks, and on-line actions of the scholars concerned percentage extraordinary similarities, and the London police should not confident that the sufferers acted on my own. they think that somebody should be preying on lonely and insecure scholars and both encouraging them to take their very own lives or truly luring them to their deaths. so long as Lacey can play the position of a weak younger lady, she are able to cease those deaths, yet is it only a function for her? along with her fragile previous, is she drawing out the killers, or is she herself being drawn right into a lethal online game the place she's an ideal victim?
Dark and compelling, S. J. Bolton's most modern thriller—a follow-up to the acclaimed Now you spot Me—is one other paintings of incredible mental suspense that plumbs the main sinister depths.
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That would explain the speed of the fire. Ettie nodded uneasily at the men. "Mrs. " the oldest of the men asked. He was in his mid-forties. Thin shoulders and a belly that could use a little shrinking. He wore jeans and wind-breaker and Pellam noticed a very large revolver on his hip. "I'm Fire Marshal Lomax. This is my assistant—" He nodded at a huge young man, bodybuilder. " One of the cops turned to Pellam and asked him to leave. "No, no," Ettie protested, "he's my friend. " The officer looked at Pellam, the glance repeating the request.
He was momentarily enraged that Pellam the tall Midnight Cowboy had gotten away from him so easily. But then he reflected that that was all right—this wasn't really about eliminating witnesses or punishing intruders. It was about something much, much bigger. He held up his hands and noticed that they'd stopped shaking. A tatter of smoke, dissolving ghost, wafted before Sonny's face and, helpless, he could only close his eyes and inhale the sweet perfume. Remaining this way for a long moment, motionless and blind, he came back to earth slowly and dug into his shoulder bag.
They'll get a hook and ladder . " He backed to the window, hesitated, then, with a crash, flung his canvas bag through the glass, the forty thousand dollars' worth of video camera rolling onto the metal stairs. A half dozen other tenants, in panic, ignored it and continued stumbling downward toward the alley. Pellam climbed onto the fire escape and looked back. " he cried to Ettie. But maybe that path too was blocked; the flames were everywhere now. Or maybe in her panic she just didn't think. Through the boiling fire, his eyes met hers and she gave a faint smile.
Dead Scared (Lacey Flint, Book 2) by S. J. Bolton