Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow Mysteries) by Donna Andrews

By Donna Andrews

Whilst her previous good friend Karen drops by means of together with her two-year-old son, Meg Langslow reluctantly consents to brain him for a number of hours. the subsequent morning, while Karen remains to be MIA, Meg retraces her friend’s footsteps and begins to suspect that her disappearance is associated with at the very least one critical crime. Has Karen been killed or abducted? Is she at the run? What’s the tale along with her ex-husband Jasper? The police don’t appear to care…So now it’s as much as Meg to crack the case—no small activity when you think about she’s additionally facing a home filled with reptilian visitors courtesy of pop and Grandpa, considering beginning a family members of her personal with new husband Michael, and chasing after a two-year-old who doesn’t remember that the undesirable men can be after him subsequent.

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And then when she didn’t come on time yesterday morning, I thought maybe she’d taken the morning off to do it. ” I imagined Nadine was a real stickler about a lot of things. Escaping the Nadines of the world was one of the main reasons I’d chosen blacksmithing over more secure but confining jobs. “Maybe that’s what she’s doing,” I said. ” “You’ve seen her a lot more recently than I have, then,” Sandie said. ” Her face was solemn, and the words sounded a little rehearsed, as if she had already practiced saying them for CNN, should the occasion arise.

Though when I got back to the car, I wondered if taking Timmy along on my visit to Jasper was such a great idea. For that matter, if Karen had disappeared after going out to see Jasper, maybe going out there myself wasn’t such a great idea. Maybe I needed to find out a little more about Jasper first. I had a lot of trouble getting Timmy back to the car —I practically had to carry him down the sidewalk. Not that he was being deliberately uncooperative, but he had clearly hit the wall and was falling asleep on his feet.

Mommy’s not here yet. ” Nadine frowned and opened her mouth, then closed it again, apparently realizing that any mention of a return visit was only intended to expedite Timmy’s exit. She returned to the door of her office to watch us go. “Sorry,” I said, glancing down as we passed Sandie’s now denuded desk. Sandie’s back was to Nadine. She didn’t move her head, or smile, but she made some sort of frantic, incomprehensible gesture with her hands. I paused. ” I said. “No thanks,” she said, looking up and still gesturing.

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