By Karin Slaughter
Sara Linton, health worker within the small city of Heartsdale, GA, is termed out to an obvious suicide at the neighborhood collage campus. The mutilated physique presents little within the method of clues -- and the varsity gurus are wanting to keep away from a scandal -- yet for Sara and police leader Jeffrey Tolliver, issues do not upload up.
Two extra suspicious suicides stick to, and a tender lady is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence moves a long way too with reference to domestic. And as Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a safety safeguard on campus, could be in ownership of the most important details. yet, bruised and angered by means of her expulsion from the strength, Lena seems slightly able to holding herself, not to mention saving the following victim.
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Lena nodded but did not explain. She would leave it to Jeffrey to decide how much information to give the mother. Rosen put on her glasses, which were hanging by a chain around her neck. Though Lena had not asked her to, she read aloud, “ ‘I can’t take it anymore. I love you, Mama. ’ ” The older woman took another deep breath, as if she could hold it in along with her emotions. Carefully she took off her glasses, putting the suicide note on the table. ” Lena asked, her mind clicking onto the investigation.
Lena clutched the back of the chair, watching the other woman. Rosen was a silent crier, her lips parted but no sound coming out. She put her hand to her chest, squeezing her eyes closed as tears poured down her face. Her thin shoulders folded inward, and her chin trembled as it dropped to her chest. Lena was overwhelmed with the urge to leave. Even before the rape, she had never been good at comforting people. There was something about neediness that threatened her, like Lena would have to give up part of herself in order to console someone.
That came after,” Lena said. “They just had it and . ” Tears welled into Rosen’s eyes. She rested her hands on the table as though she needed help standing up. Lena said, “I could leave you alone if you wanted,” hoping like hell the woman would take her up on the offer. A FAINT COLD FEAR 55 “No,” Rosen said, blowing her nose again. She did not offer an explanation as to why she wanted to keep Lena around. They both stood there, staring aimlessly at the people in the library. Lena realized she was rubbing the scars on her hands and forced herself to stop.
A Faint Cold Fear (2003) by Karin Slaughter