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A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County Series, Book 3) by Karin Slaughter

By Karin Slaughter

How shut do you enable a killer come?

An obvious pupil suicide has introduced medical expert Sara Linton to the neighborhood university campus, together with her ex-husband, police leader Jeffrey Tolliver. yet a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few solutions. And a suspicious rash of next "suicides" means that a distinct type of terror is stalking the adolescence of Heartsdale, Georgia--a nightmare that's coming to prey on Sara Linton's family. A small city is being remodeled right into a killing floor. And the main to a sadistic murderer's cause and identification could be held within the unsteady arms of a campus safeguard guard--a former police detective pushed from the strength via the hellish stories that might by no means go away her. Lena Adams survived the unthinkable and has paid a devastating cost. Now the survival of destiny sufferers may perhaps depend on her . . . whilst she will slightly safeguard herself.

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He turned to Dr Shawcross. ’ She looked up from her empty coffee cup and thought for a moment. ‘No, I think everything is clear from my point of view. I would, however, like to take Christopher and show him where we will be working. There are one or two things I want to explain before we set to work tomorrow. If no one has any objections, we’ll take out leave’, she added. No one had and it suddenly struck me that she had, for the first time, called me by my first name. She led me through a series of corridors to the back of the house, down a flight of well-worn stone steps and into what I supposed to be the cellar, before its conversion for more specific purposes.

His fists smashed up and down on the side of the bed and choking noises came from the back of his throat. He grabbed, time and time again, towards his crotch, never actually holding on. After five minutes or so of this behaviour, she began to calm and reassure him. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in time to stop him urinating. For the next half hour, she introduced positive and relaxing thoughts into his mind; occasionally interspersed with little demonstrations for my benefit, just to prove that he was still hypnotised.

For a moment, I wondered which of her guises the real one was. She guided me towards a room at the far end of the hallway, where three people were talking animatedly. As we entered, this ceased. One was Kelmsley, one a younger man unknown to me and the third was obviously the owner of the property. Introductions completed, we spent the next half an hour sipping sherry and being regaled by our host with tales of his ancestors, many of whose portraits festooned the walls. 30 sharp, confirmed by the distant chiming clock, a door to an adjoining room opened and a polite, but firm voice informed us that dinner was served.

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