By Toby Neal
Fast paced crime secret with a marginally of romance, readers name Blood Orchids "un-putdownable"!
Hawaii is palm timber, black sand, and blue water - yet for policewoman Lei Texeira, there's a dismal facet to paradise. Lei has conquer a scarred earlier to make a lifestyles for herself as a cop within the sleepy giant Island city of Hilo. On a regimen patrol she reveals murdered young children - considered one of whom she'd lately busted. With its echoes of her personal previous, the murdered girl's harsh existence and tragic loss of life have an effect on Lei deeply. She turns into obsessed - while the killer is attracted to Lei's depth, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying along with her sanity. regardless of her obsession with the case and worry that she's being stalked, Lei reveals herself falling in love for the 1st time. Steaming volcanoes, black sand shores, and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei's quest for solutions - and the stalker is nearer than she will be able to think, as threads of the prior tangle in her destiny. Lei is set to discover the killer - yet he understands the place to discover her first.
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Not by the facts, but by his own instincts. Presumed Guilty 55 Logic, evidence, told him that Miranda Wood was the killer. Why did he have such a hard time believing it? The doubts had started a week ago, in that police station hallway. He’d watched the whole interrogation. He’d heard her denials, her lame explanations. He hadn’t been swayed. But when they’d come face-to-face in the hall, and she’d looked him straight in the eye, he’d felt the first stirrings of doubt. Would a murderess meet his gaze so unflinchingly?
His employees, for instance. ” “Yes. ” She let out a deep breath, as though relieved that the most painful part of her confession was finished. ” “I felt more…betrayed. ” “So for a month you walked around mad at Mr. ” “Sometimes. Mostly I felt stupid. And then he wouldn’t 38 Tess Gerritsen leave me alone. ” She looked up sharply. ” “No! ” She was sobbing now, screaming out her denials. The sound of her own voice echoed like some alien cry in that stark box of a room. She dropped her head into her hands and leaned forward on the table.
No more hysterics since that day at the police station. She looked cool and in control, which is how he’d always remembered her from their childhood. Evelyn the ice queen. “There’s the matter of the fingerprints,” said Tibbetts. ” asked Chase. ” “That’s the problem. The knife handle was wiped clean. Now, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s this crime of passion, see? She uses her own knife. Pure impulse. ” “She must be brighter than you think,” Evelyn said, sniffing. ” asked Chase. “The suspect herself.