By Dan Waddell
Katie Drake used to be an prosperous unmarried mom dwelling in Queen's Park -- till an individual reduce her throat and tore out her tongue. Worse nonetheless, the killer has kidnapped her fourteen-year-old daughter, Naomi. Detective leader Inspector supply Foster speedy sees chilling parallels with the disappearance of teen Leonie Stamey 3 years past. With hopes fading of discovering Naomi alive, he calls on genealogist Nigel Barnes to piece jointly the hyperlinks among the households of the 2 women. the path leads Nigel again to 1890, whilst a tender couple arrived within the united kingdom. A husband and spouse fleeing a negative crime of their earlier, and harbouring a mystery that's now having bloody repercussions within the current ...
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Extra resources for Blood Atonement (Nigel Barnes Series, Book 2)
I looked in the register, you know, after Candida had gone home, and I saw the names — Miss Olivia Benevent — Miss Cara Benevent.
I’ll have good luck as long as I wear it, and I can’t be hurt by wound nor poison. ” I said, “Mercy, Mr. Alan! ” Well, do you know, not a month after that something broke in the car when he was driving it, and it went smash into a wall at the bottom of Hill Lane. And he come out of it without a scratch. “What did I tell you, Mrs. ” he said. “That charm of Miss Cara’s is a mascot all right. I ought to have been killed, and here I am without a scratch. ” Which was vain superstition, but I could see that he meant it.
She passed along the winding passages to her room. As she approached it she heard the sound of weeping. It was a low sound made up of sighing breaths and a faint sobbing. The door of the room stood ajar, and the sound came from there. After a moment of hesitation she widened the gap and looked in. Miss Cara stood by the cold hearth, her fingers wrung together and the tears trickling down her chin. She said, ‘Alan —’ under her breath. And then she must have heard Candida cross the threshold, for she started, turned, and put out her hands.
Blood Atonement (Nigel Barnes Series, Book 2) by Dan Waddell