By Sue Grafton
Floral seashore wasn't a lot of a city: six streets lengthy and 3 deep, its basically impressive function a strip of sand fronting the Pacific. It used to be on that sandy seashore seventeen years in the past that the strangled physique of Jean Timberlake were found.
The humans of floral seashore didn't pay lots of brain to prior heritage, specifically while Bailey Fowler, the self-confessed killer, have been correctly processed and convicted. They weren't even unduly involved whilst, a 12 months after the homicide, Fowler walked clear of the men's criminal at San Luis Obispo, by no means to be obvious back. in spite of everything, all people knew Jean were a wild child. "Like mom, like daughter," a few said--though by no means inside listening to of Shana Timberlake, who, no matter what her faults, nonetheless mourned her murdered child.
And then, through sheer fluke, the police officers came upon Bailey Fowler. And a case seventeen years useless got here murderously to lifestyles again.
For Royce Fowler, previous and ailing with now not a lot time left, his son's reappearance used to be the opportunity to heal an outdated wound. For Kinsey Millhone, the case used to be a protracted shot, yet she agreed to take it on. She couldn't understand then it'll lead her to probe the passions buried slightly below the outside of relatives family, the place previous wounds fester and the main loved feelings turn into warped till they fuse into lethal, soul-destroying time bombs.
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Irgendetwas an der Sache ist faul. Warum hat Otto Forsman seinem Sohn angeblich dich als Begleiter für die Reise nach Lappland empfohlen? « �In der russischen Wildnis ist das Wandern nicht unbedingt ein Kinderspiel. Vor allem dann, wenn irgendetwas Überraschendes passiert«, antwortete Ketonen. « �Zwei Kaffee und die Rechnung«, sagte Ketonen hastig, als der Kellner kam, um die Teller abzuräumen. Er wollte Ratamo nicht auch noch einen Nachtisch bezahlen. Ratamo wischte sich die Mundwinkel ab und beobachtete seinen Exchef.
Hatten die Russen ihn gefunden? Forsman war dankbar dafür, so hoch empfindliche Sinne zu besitzen. Im vorletzten Winter hatte ihm die Zuckerkrankheit das Sehvermögen genommen, doch sein Tast-, Gehör- und Geruchssinn hatten sich danach so entwickelt, dass es Augenblicke gab, in denen er sich nicht einmal mehr danach sehnte, wieder sehen zu können. Forsman bereute, und zwar so sehr, dass es in den Schläfen schmerzte. Er hatte zu lange gewartet. Über sechzig Jahre hatte er sich selbst und fast vierzig Jahre lang auch seinen Sohn auf diese Aufgabe vorbereitet, hatte er nun versagt?
Sofern man bei einem Workaholic wie ihm überhaupt von Urlaub sprechen konnte. Nach Marissas Tod hatte er sich noch mehr in seiner Arbeit vergraben. Die Professur am Institut für Geschichte des University College war immer noch die Erfüllung seiner Träume, aber zugleich auch ein beängstigend effektives Mittel, um vor dem Leben und seinen unangenehmen Wahrheiten zu fliehen. Er trat vom Fußweg auf die Schwelle seiner Wohnung in einem kleinen zweistöckigen Haus und holte gerade den Schlüssel aus der Tasche, als plötzlich die Tür aufflog und gegen sein Knie krachte.