Deceit by Brandilyn Collins

By Brandilyn Collins

Occasionally the reality hides the place not anyone expects to discover it. Joanne Weeks is familiar with Baxter Jackson killed Linda---his moment spouse and Joanne's top friend---six years in the past. yet Baxter, a church elder and liked member of the city, walks the streets a unfastened guy. The police inform Joanne to go away good sufficient on my own, yet she is set to deliver him down. utilizing her abilities as a expert bypass tracer, she units out to find the one one who are able to positioned Baxter at the back of bars. Melissa Harkoff was once a traumatized sixteen-year-old foster baby within the Jackson family while Linda disappeared. on the time Melissa claimed to understand not anything of Linda's whereabouts---but was once she mendacity? In relentless kind, Deceit careens among Joanne's pursuit of the truth--- which places her personal lifestyles in danger---and the occasions of six years' earlier, whilst Melissa got here to dwell with the Jacksons. What quite occurred in that family? underneath the veneer of perfection lies a narrative of shakeable religion, offerings, and the trap of deceit.

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I hadn’t recognized his voice. But he’d spoken in such a gravelly tone. On purpose? I pushed the button to close my garage door, grabbed my purse, and got out of the car. My feet squished as I crossed to the door that led into my kitchen. I placed my hand on the knob— Wait. I pulled up short. Why had the man been out on that road? Where had he come from, where was he going? He’d been so close to my house. What if he meant to harm me? What if he’d been here while I was gone? It was no secret I went to my sister’s for dinner every Saturday night.

I turned up the heat in the car. Eyes narrowed, I drove slowly, frowning at the headlights of an oncoming vehicle until it swished by. My windshield wipers drummed a furious beat. ” I’d demanded of Chief Eddington four days ago. We stood in his office at the station, the door open. I tried to keep my voice low. The chief’s face reddened. He planted both hands on his thick hips. “So now you’re going to rag me about this case for the next six years? They’re over, Joanne. ” “And you’re happy about that, aren’t you?

Dineen gestured toward my favorite cabinet. ” I managed a smile. “Especially if you’ve got Grape Jelly or Watermelon. ” Dineen fetched a large glass bowl from the cabinet. “I don’t know what’s what in here. ” I leaned over the bowl, moving the candies around with a finger. Grape Jelly ones are dark purple. Watermelon are green. I found a few of each and popped them in my mouth one by one, relishing each bite. Nothing in this world beat Jelly Belly jelly beans. Particularly on a night like this.

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