By Michael Hiebert
In Michael Hiebert’s haunting and strong novel, a long-ago tragedy echoes via small-town Alabama as one lady attempts to trace down a serial killer.
Detective Leah Teal is aware about lots of the secrets and techniques in her homeland of Alvin, yet there are continually surprises available. just like the day she concurs to take her daughter, Caroline, to determine a psychic for a analyzing. The psychic hones in on Leah as an alternative, hinting at a string of grotesque killings and insisting that she intrude to avoid extra deaths.
When you go searching for hassle, you by no means understand how a lot you’ll locate. certain adequate, the psychic’s scant clues lead Leah to a chilly case from six years in the past, while a tender girl used to be stumbled on shot to loss of life, her eyelids sewn close. As Leah digs deeper into outdated records, a moment unsolved case surfaces with a similar grisly development. whereas her clever younger son, Abe, observes from the sidelines, Leah races to avoid one other awful homicide, ignorant of simply how deep the roots of evil can go.
Taut, suspenseful, and wealthy in Southern surroundings, A Thorn one of the Lilies is a enthralling novel of loss and vengeance, and the lengths a few will visit out of loyalty and love.
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Real nice. " Ndula ordered. " It wasn't. On the outskirts of the town, Falzone stopped on a deserted block of warehouses, small manufacturing shops, and vacant lots. The taxi driver pointed to an alley between two buildings. "He ran off up there. " They paid the taxi man, and MacKenzie parked the big Cadillac at the kerb. " Pete wondered, looking all around at the deserted neighbourhood. "Maybe he just wanted to shake off the kidnappers," Bob said. " "That is quite possible, Records," Jupiter agreed.
He reached for the key. "Room twenty-nine, second floor at the front. " As they moved towards the elevator, MacKenzie shook his head doubtfully. "Why look at the room, Jupiter? He's not there. " "He was clearly suspicious of those men," Jupiter said, pressing the elevator button, "or he wouldn't have run from the hotel. He must have recognized them as the men who had tried to abduct him before. " Ndula asked. "He expected his message to bring Sir Roger to this hotel," Jupiter explained. " The elevator came, and they all got on.
He held out a small black box-like object about the size of a folder of safety matches. " Pete explained. . . " Bob took the little box. . " Jupiter stared at the small object. "That's not anything of ours! " Ian said. " Jupiter cried. "A microphone! Someone is listening to us! Hurry, we must get--" The voice spoke from outside the workshop--a familiar voice to all of them! "No hurry, boys. " The stocky kidnapper with the curly brown hair stepped into the workshop. The tall, dark one walked behind him.
A Thorn Among the Lilies (Alvin, Alabama, Book 3) by Michael Hiebert