Still Waters: A Novel

By Tami Hoag

The private waters disguise the darkest secrets....

When the physique of a murdered guy actually falls at Elizabeth Stuart's ft, she's in a position to wash away the blood--but now not the fear. Unwelcome beginners to nonetheless Creek, Minnesota, she and her afflicted teenage son are handled with suspicion via the locals, together with the sheriff. but not anything will cease her from digging underneath the town's placid floor for the truth—except the killer.

Running from a messy divorce, Elizabeth believed paying for a small-town newspaper provided a clean begin for herself and her son. yet idyllic nonetheless Creek, nestled within the center of lush Amish farmlands, hides secrets and techniques harmful sufficient to push somebody to devote homicide. Now Elizabeth needs to possibility every thing to save lots of herself and her son, and to unmask the killer...before the present of evil flowing via nonetheless Creek drags her under.

When Elizabeth Stuart looked for a quiet, peaceable domestic for herself and her son, nonetheless Creek appeared ideal. Nestled within the center of lush Amish farmlands, this small, idyllic Minnesota city could let her to place a shattering divorce in the back of her. however the locals have been radically cool to the newcomer—who was once rumored to be a gold-digger—especially while she begun stirring up controversy along with her newspaper. And now whilst a murdered physique actually falls at her toes, she has a mild credibility problem...particularly with the smug sheriff whose blue eyes appear to understand her darkest secrets.

An ex-pro athlete who had again to nonetheless Creek a hero, Sheriff Dane Jantzen does not have a lot use for the media—especially now not within the kind of this glamorous, gutsy outsider who spells hassle with each be aware she prints. So while she turns into his suspect in a vicious crime, the very last thing Dane expects is the jolt of appeal at their each encounter.

Elizabeth could quickly problem Dane's each assumption, together with the person who he is with out love. yet as they danger every thing to discover the reality, the present of evil that contaminates nonetheless Creek threatens to tug them either under...

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The second one shot went broad correct and hit a Dumpster. a guy shouted, “Fuck! ” Too shut. Too shut. Footfalls coming tough in the back of him. Jace introduced himself on the wall and was once summarily yanked backward as his pursuer grabbed carry of the messenger bag he wore strapped throughout his again. He fell again into the guy, and momentum carried them either backward, their toes tangling. The predator's physique cushioned the autumn as they went down. Jace scrambled to get his ft below him, to wriggle away. Predator hung tight to the messenger bag.

Nobody used to be round to listen to it. satisfied hour was once in its ultimate raucous mins. every body was once within the bar sopping up the final of the inexpensive beer. hint wanted he may possibly sign up for them. a guy cherished to toss again a brewski or after a protracted difficult day within the fields—or so he was once advised. He had lived as much as his promise to Sheriff Jantzen and labored like a puppy, first laboring lower than the sunlight at the again of a hay wagon, stacking bales till the muscular tissues in his palms and shoulders have been challenging as rock, then status up within the hay mow, the place the air was once stifling and dusty, stacking the bales as quick because the elevator ran them up.

She glanced up at him via her lashes, lust lights a hearth within the depths of her darkish, unique eyes. Dane needed he can have acknowledged definite, yet there has been no answering flame within him. A sigh slipped from him as he shook his head. “No. thank you. ” She studied him for a minute, having a look shocked for simply an fast, then skeptical. eventually her lips twisted right into a wry smile. “What's her identify? ” He gave her a delicately clean search for a solution, and she or he laughed. “Give me a bit credits, Sheriff. I make an excellent residing out of examining humans.

Do you think that you are looking for a serial killer? ” she requested, her voice hushed with a mix of horror and pleasure. She tossed her journal apart and swung round to stand him, leaning ahead eagerly, eyes large, elbows at the desk. “No, yet i am not taking any percentages. you are the in basic terms daughter i've got. ” She gave him considered one of her pixie smiles. “I would not have to be if you happen to received married back. ” Dane squeezed his eyes close and groaned. whilst he opened them back she was once nonetheless gazing him, eyes shiny with expectation.

His gaze stuck hers as he rose lazily from the chair. She stood her floor as he stepped too shut and slid his hand less than her hair to rub his thumb opposed to the nape of her neck, a gesture that appeared unusually, overwhelmingly possessive. “Are you okay? ” he requested quietly. silly query, Elizabeth concept as she controlled to nod. There wasn't whatever very well approximately this. She used to be discovering herself interested in a guy she will not wish, short of issues she could not have, whereas the complete international went loopy round her.

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