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By J. Carson Black

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Used to be youngsters performed outside until eventually meal time, now social media’s the hot video game on the town. nowadays, they play on their smartphones. yet with extra freedom comes larger threat. cellular units are a conduit right into a child’s existence, not only for pals yet in case you intend damage. this is often the message of J. Carson Black’s Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated mystery, DARKNESS at the fringe of TOWN.

Laura Cardinal, a detective with the Arizona division of Public safeguard, troubleshoots murder investigations in small cities the place assets are scarce. while Laura investigates the homicide of a fourteen-year-old woman present in a town’s park bandshell, she is aware instantly what she’s up opposed to: a crafty sexual predator. yet why is she laid low with the kidnapping of a schoolmate eighteen years past?

In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson property to the secretive center of a north Florida city, she needs to confront the ghosts of her personal prior. Then one other baby is going missing--and Laura needs to race the clock to discover her.

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No signs of murder, no signs of death. Just a sunny bedroom with plain farmhouse fur- 60 Tess Gerritsen niture. She stood there, taking it all in, not budging even when the phone rang in the living room. After a while the ringing stopped. She went into the bedroom and sat on the bed. It seemed like a bad dream now, what she’d seen here. She thought, If I just concentrate hard enough, I’ll wake up. I’ll find it was a nightmare. Then she stared down at the floor and saw, by the foot of the bed, a brown stain in the oak planks.

Now, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s this crime of passion, see? She uses her own knife. Pure impulse. ” “She must be brighter than you think,” Evelyn said, sniffing. ” asked Chase. “The suspect herself. ” “Of course she is. She’s fighting for her life,” said Evelyn. ” asked Chase. “She insisted on it. Not that it would’ve hurt her case if she flunked. ” asked Evelyn. “It doesn’t. ” Chase stared off toward the sea. He, too, was bothered. Not by the facts, but by his own instincts.

Then she stared down at the floor and saw, by the foot of the bed, a brown stain in the oak planks. At once she rose and left the room. She walked into the living room just as the phone rang again. Automatically she picked up the receiver. ” “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks. ” Miranda dropped the receiver. In horror she backed away, staring at the dangling earpiece. The caller was laughing now. She could hear the giggles, cruel and childlike, emanating from the receiver.

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