Download e-book for iPad: Lost Girls by Andrew Pyper

By Andrew Pyper

Bartholomew Christian Crane is a legal defence attorney who wins. Thirty-three, silver-tongued and pushed by way of an ethical code that preaches, "There are not any things like lies, purely misperceptions," Barth is ripe for the 1st homicide trial of his profession. fourteen-year-old women have long past lacking and possibly lie at the backside of a lake simply open air an economically depressed northern city. even though every person believes the girls' English instructor is accountable, no our bodies have not begun been stumbled on and there's little different huge facts. As Barth starts paintings on a tribulation that fast slides right into a nightmarish blur among dream and truth, he feels an uneasy connection to the victims— and to the ghost that haunts the lake's waters. misplaced women is an audacious, darkly comedian literary mystery that catches the reader off protect at each flip, a unmarried secret that fractures into many, a narrative of ghosts either actual and imagined.

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It’s the number for the local weather report,’’ she said, hanging up. Marino pulled out a chair from the checker cloth–covered breakfast table and straddled it, his arms folded on top of the back. Nobody spoke for a while as we sifted through data that were getting only stranger by the minute. ’’ Marino cracked his knuckles. ‘‘I really gotta smoke. ’’ ‘‘Outside,’’ Lucy said, jabbing her thumb toward the door and looking meaner than I knew she felt. ’’ he said. ‘‘It’s four inches deep out there.

I pulled off my hood and ran my fingers through my slippery hair, and he watched as I unzipped my wet suit and pulled the top of it down to my hips. The last layer was my dive skin, and water trapped between it and my flesh was chilling quickly. Soon I would be unbearably cold. Already, my fingernails were blue. ‘‘One of the rescuers tells me his face looks really red,’’ the captain said as I tied the wet suit’s sleeves around my waist. ’’ ‘‘Cold livor,’’ I replied. He looked expectantly at me. ‘‘Bodies exposed to the cold get bright pink,’’ I said as I began to shiver.

Keep following it down. Maybe thirty feet. ’’ I began my descent, pausing at intervals to equalize the pressure in my ears as I tried not to panic. I could not see. My heart was pounding as I tried to will myself to relax and take deep breaths. For a moment I stopped and floated as I shut my eyes and slowly breathed. I resumed following the hose down and panic seized me again when a thick rusting cable suddenly materialized in front of me. I tried to get under it, but I could not see where it was coming from or going to, and I was really more buoyant than I wanted to be and could have used more weight in my belt or the pockets of my BC.

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