Alone at Night (Mars Bahr Mysteries, Book 4) by K. J. Erickson
By K. J. Erickson
2013 Kindle booklet release
Tired of the politics, exposure and never-ending nights that flatter significant homicides, Detective Mars Bahr and his accomplice Nettie Frisch have moved to the chilly Case Unit, which covers the Minneapolis Police Department's oldest unsolved situations. certainly one of their first assignments is tackling the murders of rural comfort shop staff, which leads them to a sixteen-year-old lacking individuals case.
In 1986, seventeen-year-old Andrea Bergstad used to be operating on my own at evening at a rural Minnesota gasoline station whilst she vanished and not using a hint. at the store's fuzzy safeguard videotape, one minute she's there, conversing at the mobilephone to her ally, and the subsequent she's long gone. Now, 16 years later, Mars is going again to Redstone, Minnesota, to attempt to place jointly the items of this baffling case.
In Redstone, Mars meets retired sheriff Sig Sampson, off the task for numerous years yet haunted by means of the Bergstad case love it used to be the previous day. Sig Sampson is the one one who may also help Mars do what should be performed that allows you to resolve it: His reminiscence is the one factor which may take this chilly case and make it hot.
Mars and Sig dive into the research, and Mars quickly starts to imagine that their exertions gets them someplace. yet his obstacle over the main points distracts him from the larger matters within the case, and ahead of he is aware it, the lives of the 2 most vital humans in Mars' existence are at risk.
As along with her latest acclaimed novel, The final Witness, KJ Erickson offers a fast paced, enticing, and miraculous mystery.
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That these are the hands of a girl who feels something unnamed waiting inside to get out, something bigger than she can hold? A girl who keeps hearing in her head that she might be asked to do something great in the world someday? A girl who has a deep desire to use her hands to help other people, but she can't see how that would ever happen? Our flat on Wyoming Street sat uphill from the curb, the roots from the maple tree threatening to buckle the sidewalk. I felt a strange blend of dread and resolve every time I slid my hand up the wrought-iron railing that edged the steps and climbed steeply to the porch.
Garland straightened up, just like that, and started flipping pages in the hymnal as if he were old enough to read. What surprised me most was the smile she tried to hide after she'd gotten him, as if she treasured his antics but couldn't dare let it show. I'd seen Daddy smile when he struck and it wasn't anything like that. He smiled like he'd be happy to kill you. But then, a sharp smack on the behind didn't seem like much of a punishment to me. Just as I poked my hand into my pocket to make sure the penny was still there, my eyes traveled overhead again to the window across the way.
The sweetness left my head aching and my stomach woozy. When the trolley stopped in front of Woolworth's and we got off, Jean hurried across the street ahead of me to join the ticket line. Even from this distance, I could see the angry red handprint Daddy left on her cheek. She would be getting away from us soon. I couldn't breathe when I thought about Jean getting out of the house, going on to secretarial school. " She plopped her hands on her hips. " Often when we were by ourselves at home, when Daddy was gone, when Mama was outside and I was aching to share confidences with my sister, I'd catch Jean staring at me like she regretted knowing me.