Blood Ties by Lori G. Armstrong

By Lori G. Armstrong

Julie Collins is caught in a dead-end secretarial activity with the endure Butte County Sheriff’s place of work, and nonetheless grieving over the unsolved homicide of her Lakota half-brother. loss of public curiosity to find his assassin, or the killer of a number of different brief local American males, has left Julie with a bone-deep cynicism she counters with tequila, cigarettes, and unsafe males. the only shiny spot in her mundane existence is the time she spends operating part-time as a PI along with her early life pal, Kevin Wells. while the physique of a sixteen-year outdated white lady is stumbled on in within sight swift Creek, Julie believes this sufferer will obtain the eye others have been denied. Then she learns Kevin has been employed, mysteriously, to determine the place the murdered woman spent her previous couple of days. Julie reveals herself drawn into the case opposed to her higher judgment, and discovers not just the grotesque truth of the younger girl’s tragic existence and brutal demise, yet ties to her and Kevin’s prior that she is more and more reluctant to revisit. at the floor the placement is eerily everyday. however the parallels finish whilst Julie realizes a few family members secrets and techniques are most sensible saved buried deep. specifically these severe adequate to kill for.

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A lot of good it did. Sam is dead. ” Rage and frustration, unanswered questions, all familiar to me, yet somehow I didn’t feel either the empathy Kevin expected or the sympathy David deserved. I felt like I’d been ambushed. “David, that’s enough. ” Kevin shoved his pen into the holder and his chair back. Kevin didn’t apologize for me. But it wasn’t enough to ease my mind that I’d somehow taken a wrong turn and couldn’t go back. David’s shoulders slumped, his face a mask of despair. ” His petulant look had zero effect.

Yeah, I knew exactly what kind of man Dick Friel was. But this wasn’t 41 about me, although the parallels were eerily similar. ” I prompted at another bout of his silence. He’d dug his elbows into his knees, handsome head cradled in his youthful, unlined hands. I couldn’t see his face. God, I hoped he wasn’t bawling. Men always complain when women cry, but it was a cakewalk compared to a sobbing boy on the cusp of manhood. ” He overlooked my tight smile, intent on memorizing the boldly colored, Native American artwork of Richard Dubois over my right shoulder.

A lot of good it did. Sam is dead. ” Rage and frustration, unanswered questions, all familiar to me, yet somehow I didn’t feel either the empathy Kevin expected or the sympathy David deserved. I felt like I’d been ambushed. “David, that’s enough. ” Kevin shoved his pen into the holder and his chair back. Kevin didn’t apologize for me. But it wasn’t enough to ease my mind that I’d somehow taken a wrong turn and couldn’t go back. David’s shoulders slumped, his face a mask of despair. ” His petulant look had zero effect.

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