By Charlaine Harris
Former long island urban version Nickie Callahan is asking ahead to the straightforward existence while she strikes to the sleepy university city of Knolls, Tennessee. however the ladies of Knolls should not secure. And as Nickie will get swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she needs to take concerns of justice into her personal arms.
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You’ve always been such a favorite of Daddy’s,” Mimi told me as she whisked me away. That pleased me, of course; Mr. Houghton had always been a favorite of mine, too. But this evening, as we’d talked, I’d caught a little gleam in his eye that was quite unwelcome in the father of my best friend. I shrugged to myself. Oh, well, Don had always been an appreciator of women. He bragged about Elaine’s looks all the time, as if he were personally responsible for her attractiveness. Mimi introduced me to white-haired Mrs.
He was off me, and I heard a fumbling in the dark as he zipped up his pants. My silent screams had compounded into such a noise inside me that I could barely hear the things he was whispering. I was glad of that. I had reached the bottom of humiliation and helplessness. He hit me again, body blows now; over and over, and I thought it would maybe be better if he went on and used the knife. The fear would be over, the pain would end. I was going to die soon. There was no chance of my living. I could feel that rage, taste it in the blood in my mouth—my rage and his.
All the dreariness of registration, fee payments, orientation, book buying, had led to this first full day of classes. I was actually beginning the completion of something I’d quit years before. Since the registrar’s office was situated on the ground floor of the English and Administration building, I passed Theo Cochran’s open door on my way down the hall. The fluorescent light was gleaming on his bald head. He looked up as I passed and gave me a little wave. It was nice to see a friendly face among the herd of strangers, all depressingly younger than I.