By Katherine Smith
The gorgeous woods of Northern Michigan develop into the surroundings for violence and lethal ambition?… Cassandra Beaumont desires not anything greater than to place her husband?’s homicide in the back of her. yet rather than with the ability to quietly retire from public lifestyles, she unearths herself immersed in an unpleasant cycle of lies and blackmail. compelled to stand the fellow she betrayed years in the past, she struggles with a treacherous prior mistake and a not-quite forgotten passion?… Michael Beaumont isn?’t definite whether it is hate, or anything else altogether that he feels for his stunning sister-in-law. whilst a girl is killed and Cassandra is implicated, he fears that an explosion of scandal and shattered illusions will ruin his whole family?… Police Officer Danny Haase?’s fishing holiday becomes a nightmare of homicide and intricate politics as he is helping the neighborhood police discreetly song down a cold-blooded killer with very excessive connections
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He nestled in Cassandra's arms in a way that was becoming more and more rare as he got older. “You don't know how much I wish,” she murmured tenderly against her son's soft hair, “I was spending the evening with you instead, Tim. " **** Through the open door, he could see them all gathered: elegant, well-dressed, sipping champagne and about as familial as a pride of lions. Michael shot his cuffs and squared his shoulders before stepping out onto the deck. It was another lovely evening, unusually warm and clear, making the suit coat he wore a nuisance and discomfort but heaven help him if he declined to dress formally for one of his mother's big bashes.
What do you mean you don't know? " She swallowed. Hard. Rubbing her damp hands on her dress, she managed to say reasonably, “Michael, just let it go, will you? " His mouth tightened. “Love affair gone bad? ” She wished she could keep the tremble out of her voice, but it was there just the same. Lord, how she wished she could confide in someone, but Michael would be her last choice at this moment—actually, at any moment. Blinking back tears, she said hoarsely, “Well, I'd better get back to the party or your mother might notice I've been gone and treat me to one of those awful freezing looks.
To his surprise, he did recognize her. But damned if he knew from where. ” He asked in a low tone. " Ralston looked amused. The bright sunlight shone off his polished bald head. “Not hardly, just one of our local celebrities. I know you remember some joker tampering with Senator Beaumont's car last year and the accident that killed him. " Danny nodded. Craig watched mother and child walk past. " So it was. Danny knew now why he'd been so struck. Her face had been plastered across the cheap supermarket rags for months after the wreck that had killed her husband.
Blood Is Quicker Than Water by Katherine Smith