By Barbara Michaels
Fearing for the protection of her lacking brother, legal professional Diana Reed will do something to get to the reality. Taking a task as a panorama architect on the final position Brad used to be seen—the sprawling property the place he labored as a caretaker—she prowls the unusual outdated apartment made up our minds to liberate its secrets and techniques. yet each one secret Diana uncovers is extra unsettling than the final, as strange visions, scents, and sounds pervade an environment of dread and infrequently suppressed violence. And in her zealous look for solutions, she could have inadvertently opened a door to whatever scary and lethal that could by no means be closed again.
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A few more hours, Diana thought cravenly. It was still early; the angle of the sunlight told her that. And she was so tired . . even after eight hours of dreamless, undisturbed sleep. Her fatigue was not physical. The evening had been a strain, forcing her to stay constantly on the alert for potential pitfalls. She knew better than most how difficult it was to invent a long, elaborate lie and stick to it, without a blunder or slip of the tongue. Often it was not the details of the lie itself that tripped up a witness, but some small unconsidered trifle.
He was trying to annoy her—and she was damned if she would show he had succeeded. Besides, Diana told herself, she couldn’t afford to antagonize him. He could pull the props from under her shaky masquerade anytime he chose, and he was the only one to whom she could speak candidly, the only one who knew . . part of the truth. “I appreciate the offer,” she said. “And I’ll take you up on it. But not tonight. ” Walt shrugged. “Okay. Maybe it is a little too soon. ” The only way to deal with comments like that was to ignore them.
No grottoes, no shrines. At least not for George and his family. A grotto would be fun, though . ” “The third stone,” Diana said, as her employer fell silent— Vanish with the Rose 39 contemplating, she felt sure, some particularly hideous architectural fantasy. “Was he, or she, a member of the family? ” “Nor can I. However, the dates suggest he or she was a child of Amaranth and George. Leave your boots here by the steps. What we need is a mud room. And a garden room, where I can grow seeds and transplant things.
Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels