By Charlaine Harris
Former long island urban version Nickie Callahan is calling ahead to the simple existence while she strikes to the sleepy collage city of Knolls, Tennessee. however the girls of Knolls aren't secure. And as Nickie will get swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she needs to take issues of justice into her personal palms.
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Her face looked more alive, more animated, than it had since I’d come home. “Nickie, this is Charles Seward, young lawyer-about-town,” she said lightly. ” But I noticed that while one small hand lay relaxed on his arm, the other hand at her side was clenched in a tight fist. She was afraid I’d judge him as harshly as I’d judged the others. She fluttered off immediately after the introduction, a technique of hers with which I was familiar. I called it (very much to myself ) “Make Them Seek,” and I’d never been sure if the practice was conscious or unconscious on her part.
The fear would be over, the pain would end. I was going to die soon. There was no chance of my living. I could feel that rage, taste it in the blood in my mouth—my rage and his. He surely wouldn’t let me survive to hate him this much. He bent to my ear, bent to the air gap under the pillow. “I might come back, you superior bitch,” he whispered. “Think about that. ” I suddenly realized that he meant to leave me alive this time—alive. This bastard was going topermit me to live; and I hated him, it throbbed in the blood pumped by my exhausted heart.
I met the cowardly college president, Jeff Simmons, and found him charming. He had a beautiful head of wheat-blond hair for which most women would’ve sacrificed their microwaves. And there were people unaligned with either college or society cliques, whom Mimi just knew and liked. Town and gown and independent. I hadn’t been to see Mimi’s parents yet, so I was glad to see them come in the door. Sleek, dark Elaine was still one of the most attractive women I’ve ever known. She swept me up in a carefully loose embrace and brushed her cheek against mine, bombarding me with questions it would take me a week to answer.