By Heather Webber
There is a serpent free in Nina's backyard ... Nina Colette Ceceri Quinn's company, Taken unexpectedly -- a landscaping enterprise focusing on shock backyard makeovers -- is the single factor in her existence that seems thriving. Her marriage to adulterous police detective Kevin Quinn has wilted. Her delinquent stepson Riley is spreading hassle round like smelly manure. Even her gardening instruments are disappearing, together with a slightly precious set of hoes. Worst of all, the pleasant previous guy who first brought her to the fun of horticulture is lifeless -- and never through typical factors. whatever evil has taken root in Nina's Ohio small city, and the neighborhood police -- together with dearly unbeloved Kev -- are baffled. yet it is awesome what a ingenious gardener can dig up whilst she places her brain to it -- although, by way of sticking her fingers too deeply into this fetid, fertile soil, Nina may possibly good prove planted underneath her personal petunias.
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Come to think of it, there had been no further mention of Joe’s death. Not in the newspaper or on the TV. ” I thought of Kevin and his silence on the subject. Maybe it had had nothing to do with the end of our marriage. Maybe he was under orders to keep things to himself. ” “Then yesterday . ” Her ﬁsts clenched. “Yesterday I got a call from Freedom PD. Seems the thermos has been lost A Hoe Lot of Trouble 49 en route to the lab. Apparently someone just up and stole it while the driver made a stop.
No. ” “Just let me try. ” “I’ll be careful. ” Tears ﬁlled her eyes. “I really don’t want you to get involved, Nina. ” I reached out and clasped her hand. ” She sighed. “I don’t know . ” “Just let me talk to Tim’s mom. ” Resigned, she said, “I’ll let you talk to her. ” I looked over at Gertie. Still ﬂirting. I sighed. ” Bridget didn’t look all that gung ho. ” I tossed a ﬁve-dollar bill on the table to cover the cost of the OJ and helped lever Bridget to her feet. A Hoe Lot of Trouble 51 “It’s going to be okay, Bridget,” I said as she laid a hand on the table to steady herself.
The sink still needed plunging, but my curiosity over that magazine Riley had shoved under his pillow couldn’t be quenched. Something was up with him, and I was determined to ﬁnd out what it was. After all, it was my evil stepmotherly duty to snoop, right? However, as I reached the landing at the top of the steps, I heard a car door slam. Running into my bedroom, I peeked out the window, swore under my breath. The unmarked assigned to Kevin sat in the driveway, parked next to my ancient Corolla.