By Brenda Joyce
I didn't kill someone, Francesca. And the truth that you want to ruin proof indicates you're thinking that me in a position to homicide. ny, 1902 referred to as to the house of her fianc? Calder Hart's former mistress past due one evening, novice sleuth Francesca Cahill's interest is piqued. yet upon arrival, she is surprised to discover Daisy Jones's bloodied physique -- or even extra devastated while the proof issues to 1 suspect: Calder. Francesca can't -- won't -- think that Calder is able to such an act. nonetheless, she is not able to shake her instinctive feel that Calder is mendacity approximately anything. The police are a long way much less prone to think his innocence, and Calder is arrested for Daisy's homicide. yet Francesca's center isn't simply swayed . . . till a life-altering secret's uncovered which could damage their destiny jointly.
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He was also Bragg’s boss. There was no way Rick could refuse his orders, even if it meant compromising his own oath to uphold and obey the law. He could please no one now. The reformers, led by the clergy and the city’s progressive-minded elites, wanted his head and his resignation. So did half of his own force, due to the internal shakeup he had inflicted these past five months, reassigning officers left and right to break up the rings of graft and bribery that manacled the city in a web of corruption and lies.
Before Hart could object, Bragg returned to them, apparently having recovered his composure. “Let’s leave the subject of why you went to see Daisy aside for the moment. ” Some of Hart’s tension eased. “I left the house around half past eleven, I think. When I arrived at her home, I saw that there were no lights on downstairs. No one answered the knocker, and that was odd. I did not have a good feeling at this point. ” Francesca could not breathe and her heart raced. The mental note she had made earlier was glaring at her now.
Together, they moved toward the study, where the candle continued to flicker. As they approached, Francesca’s steps slowed, as did Hart’s. His grasp on her hand tightened, but with reassurance, not warning. Francesca glanced at him and he tried to smile at her, but the curve of his firm mouth could not extinguish the sadness in his dark navy-blue eyes. He was far more upset than he was letting on, she thought with dismay. God, what if he still had feelings for Daisy? Could she possibly manage that, when Daisy had always felt like a threat to her relationship?
Deadly Kisses by Brenda Joyce