The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner

By Lisa Gardner

BONUS: This variation comprises an excerpt from Lisa Gardner's Love You More.

Twenty years in the past, Melanie Stokes was once deserted in a Boston sanatorium, then followed by way of a filthy rich younger couple. proficient with loving mom and dad, a doting brother, and an indulgent uncle, Melanie has consistently thought of herself fortunate. until eventually the 1st cryptic, threatening observe arrives: "You Get What You Deserve."

Melanie has no reminiscence of her lifestyles sooner than the adoption. Now a person wishes her to recollect it all--even the darkest nightmare the Stokes kin ever confronted: the homicide in their first daughter. As Melanie pursues each lead and chases each shadow looking for her genuine identification, likely unrelated occasions from her prior will come jointly in a deadly explosion of fact.

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Holding on for her life, before it slipped away entirely, in falls and headaches and the horrifying sense of sliding away into insanity. All the bad things simply . . stopped. Her taut muscles loosened, her eyes closed, her nose was buried in a sweater that smelled of fabric softener and man, with a faint tang of smoke. She was being held tightly, engulfed in strong arms and warmth and her mind simply blanked. She was so used to the background buzz of anxiety and fear in her head, a constant hiss of static tinged with darkness, that she simply blissed out at its absence.

Interested. ” It had been so long since she‟d felt anything like this, since she‟d been part of that whole manwoman thing. Her only contact with men over the past nine months had been with doctors and physical therapists, then lawyers as she settled her father‟s estate. She‟d nearly forgotten that she was a woman. Daniel Weston made her feel female once again. She felt a connection to him and even though it was probably a sign of her craziness, because the connection was in her dreams, right at this moment she didn‟t feel cold and alone and listless, which had been her default emotional setting for more time than she cared to think about.

He touched his baseball cap with his index finger in a salute, then took off with a squeal of t ires, leaving her completely alone on the deserted street. The trip had been such a nightmare. She‟d regretted it the moment she‟d left the house in the pouring rain. The taxi had got caught in a jam due to the sudden downpour, tipping her out at departures barely in time to make it to the gate. Two huge Airbuses were boarding and the gates were crowded with far more passengers than the relatively small Tampa airport was equipped to handle.

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