By Alex Prentiss
TO believe THIS excitement, FIRST you need to live to tell the tale THE DEEP. darkish WATERS by way of day, Rachel Matre runs a hip diner in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. by way of evening, she slips bare into the waters of a lake whose spirits communicate to her, caress her, and take her to a spot of indescribable excitement. yet now the machinations of a grasping developer have summoned one other strength from the depths—a unusual, attractive guy with a depressing schedule. quickly there's a homicide by means of the lake. in the course of the hunt for the killer, Rachel is pulled right into a torturous limbo the place all she will suppose is her raging erotic lust—and by no means a liberate. a criminal offense, an historical curse, and a confluence of completely sleek relationships have plunged Rachel into the last word secret: one whose answer will emerge in simple terms out of discomfort, hope, and a keenness for the main forbidden fact of all.
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Did she still have nightmares? Had she been raped? Was she post-traumatic? Yes, no, and a little were the answers, but she never got to utter them because no one questioned her directly. This meant the rest of the waitstaff had even more work, and eventually even they grew resentful of the whole china-doll approach. Finally, Clara snapped. “Look,” she announced to the full dining room, her apron covered with freshly spilled coffee. She and Rachel were on duty, but since no one wanted to bother Rachel, Clara covered the whole floor, both the counter and the tables.
Ethan nodded. “He’s Hmong. ” Ethan tried not to wince at the thought that Bloom knew so much about his family. Of course the man would’ve checked him out, but still … “Yes. ” Bloom said with sudden outrage. ” Ethan almost shouted. Then he caught himself. “He’s a cop, that’s all. ” “Oh,” Bloom said. “I’m sorry. ” “But he is off-limits,” Ethan repeated. Bloom waved his hands. “Of course, of course. We have plenty to work with anyway. This will be a pleasure. We’ll be in touch soon. ” After Bloom left, Ethan sat behind his desk, staring into space, wondering if the meeting had really happened.
Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. com / Alamy All rights reserved. , New York. BANTAM BOOKS and the rooster colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. 1 To my mom, Grace West, who really liked the first book Special thanks to: Anne Groell Marlene Stringer David Pomerico Sjolinds Chocolate House Caroline Aumann Valette, Jake, and Charlie Contents Cover Other Books by This Author Title Page Copyright Dedication Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Chapter Twenty-Four Chapter Twenty-Five Chapter Twenty-Six Chapter Twenty-Seven Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Chapter Thirty CHAPTER ONE THE NIGHT WAS hot and wet, but Rachel Matre felt oddly distant from it as she stood naked on the edge of Lake Mendota, her bare feet sinking in the warm mud.
Dark Waters by Alex Prentiss