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Martha Grimes's Hotel Paradise used to be hailed by way of Booklist as "superb...beyond genre...one of the year's best." Now, Grimes returns to an analogous small city, intertwining the threads of 1 younger girl's unexplained loss of life with one other younger girl's try out at making experience of her personal existence.
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He quickly waved his hands. ” I let out a deep breath and sat back down, eyeing them warily. I wasn’t ready to relax just yet. The ‘nothing like that’ left a lot of ground uncovered. For instance, they could tell me I had been adopted or something. ” I asked. I shouldn’t have. As soon as the words left my mouth, I knew it’d been a mistake. It was one of those questions you had no choice but ask, and then found yourself regretting because you really, really didn’t want the answer once you had it.
This wasn’t going at all as planned. Not that I’d had a plan, but if I’d had, I was sure it wouldn’t have been this. And Aaron definitely wouldn’t have been the guy whose love I was supposed to save. He stuffed his hands in his pockets and entered the park ahead of me, his walk slow and casual, controlled. Stopping shy of the entrance, I released a deep breath and continued to watch him, trying to ignore the pangs in my heart. Tonight wasn’t supposed to be like this. We were supposed to be together together.
Right. I was debating just how to do that when the two boys that’d had their backs to me turned around and I finally saw their faces. My jaw dropped with an audible pop and probably would have hit the ground had it not been attached. Closing my eyes, I let my head fall against the glass once more and banged it twice, silently wondering how many puppies and kittens I must have murdered in a past life to deserve such cruel and unusual punishment. The Evol was moving in on its intended victim, and for a second, I wasn’t all that sure I wanted to do anything to stop it.