By Charlaine Harris
Former ny urban version Nickie Callahan is calling ahead to the simple existence whilst she strikes to the sleepy collage city of Knolls, Tennessee. however the ladies of Knolls aren't secure. And as Nickie will get swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she needs to take issues of justice into her personal palms.
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Good family: father, mother, two sisters married to good men. Went to law school, joined my father’s firm. All set. ” Nowthat was a fixation. The Houghton children seemed to inspire them, I observed to myself. I glanced involuntarily across the room to Cully. “Good luck,” I said. I didn’t know if I meant it or not. At least Charles Seward came from Mimi’s world—a plus. He saluted me and plunged into the crowd, surely in search of Mimi. Make Them Seek. I stared thoughtfully after him and wished my wine glass was full.
She was not so trusting, either. I was less defensive; and I knew now I would never conquer the world. I don’t know what Mimi was thinking during that long moment. Maybe her thoughts were traveling the same road as mine. But somehow I was convinced that she saw us as we used to be; not as we were. She put her arm around my waist and hugged me close, then loosed me to lift my hair on my shoulders and rearrange it in a drift she liked better. “Let’s get this party rolling,” she said briskly. I blinked, and the moment was gone.
I asked half-seriously. ” “Sorry,” he said, without a trace of sincerity. “I tried to catch hold of Mimi after she divorced Gerald, but I bided my time, since I thought she needed some breathing space. That bastard Richard hopped in and whisked her off before my eyes. I told myself then that if I got a chance, I was jumping in with both feet. And I have. ” He looked unnervingly determined. Mimi’s bruised ego made her a pretty susceptible woman right now. I hoped Charles Seward was the right man for her—because with his looks and his flattering determination, I figured Mimi might be a goner.