By J.T. Ellison
The headshot did not kill Taylor Jackson. however it will hang-out. In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at shut variety severed the relationship among Taylor's suggestions and speech. successfully mute, there isn't any telling if her voice will ever come again. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded by way of ghosts-- of the previous, of friendships and trusts lost--of the threat of a misplaced religion in herself and her causes that evening. whilst Memphis Highsmythe deals Taylor his domestic within the Scottish highlands to get well, her fianc? John Baldwin cannot refuse her pleasure, irrespective of his mistrust of the fellow. before everything, Memphis's drafty and singularly romantic fort turns out the appropriate position for therapeutic. yet almost immediately the home itself surrounds her like a menacing presence. As Taylor's experience of isolation and vulnerability grows, so, too, does her grip on fact. PTSD. tablets. Ghosts. Grudges. somebody or anything is coming after Taylor. yet is she being haunted through the dead...or hunted by way of the residing?
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It was selfish of him to want her near. He could delude himself into thinking it was about work; she was a damn good investigator. In addition to being the loveliest woman he’d ever set eyes on. He had no business pursuing her, he knew that. But he’d been brought up to take what he wanted, and she presented a challenge. She loved her G-man, no doubt about it, but there was an opportunity. He could feel it. Her catastrophic injuries had changed her, made her…afraid wasn’t the right word. Cautious, then.
Your vocal cords are intact and working. When you were shot, when you fell, you hit your throat on something. That blunt force trauma is what caused the dysphonia. This isn’t a result of the bullet track, or the surgery. You were damn lucky. ” She shook her head and pointed at her throat. “Taylor, I don’t know. All I can say with certainty is that the problem is no longer a purely physical one. The bullet didn’t penetrate into the vocal area of the brain, otherwise you’d really have some issues.
He’d never condone murder. Then again, Sam knew Taylor better than she knew herself. And Sam was the one who was there, locked in that attic, when Taylor had come through the door. She’d seen the look on Taylor’s face: for once all the masks pushed aside, all the walls dropped, hate and righteous fury emanating from her…it had frightened Sam. Perhaps her best friend was a better actress than she gave her credit for. She’d always kept the dark side of herself hidden. Sam pushed her bangs off her forehead and regloved.
Where All the Dead Lie by J.T. Ellison