The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen

By Iris Johansen

She had definitely the right life.
She had the proper cover.
She used to be the appropriate witness.
Until they discovered her.

When Teresa Casali used to be younger she came upon she had an odd reward: the facility to learn people's thoughts. however the present appeared extra like a curse as her mob boss father used her to achieve the higher hand in his global of corruption and violence. uncovered through her family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa is by myself and unprotected. She realizes that if she is to outlive, she has to run.

Out of nowhere, or so she believes, a guy by means of the identify of Andre Mandak seems to be. He kills her pursuers—but that's now not approximately adequate for Teresa to belief him. it truly is his promise to get her into Witness safety, with his surprising skill to assist her keep watch over her present earlier than it consumes her, that convinces Teresa Casali to turn into Allie Girard. residing a standard existence with a brand new kinfolk, she shuts the door to the prior ...although Mandak is obvious: whilst the time is correct, he too will take advantage of her powers.

For years Allie thrives ...until the day her disguise is blown and the reality comes tumbling out. once more she is at the run, together with her personal existence and people of her family at stake. yet this time she is going to now not be a pawn. This time she is going to use her finely honed present to finish the chance that begun along with her family's betrayal. From excellent objective to ideal wi

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He pointed past the edge of the umbrella at the eaves of the mansion. “If the wind comes too fast from the south, it whistles in the eaves. It can keep you awake nights. ” The explanation should have quieted her nerves, but it did not. That cry seemed too filled with emotion to be made by something inanimate. Suddenly, she remembered things that she should have asked Richard. Why had he been late? Why did Catherine, the waitress, fear him so? What was this curse that Aunt Cora talked about and which he called a “psychiatric problem"?

He was watching her over the rim of his cup as he sipped his coffee. Unexplainably, she remembered that he had opened her suitcases upon placing them in her room. She had still not been able to decide whether or not he had been snooping, whether such a gesture was only meant as a final courtesy. But this very direct gaze of his seemed to pry at her own eyes, to peel back her brain and seek for secrets. She didn't like that at all. �My room is wonderful,” she said. “I'm anxious to explore the grounds and do some riding.

Later that night, Cora came to Jenny's room. She was dressed in a lovely yellow lounging robe which contrasted with her dark beauty and her cultured dignity to make both those qualities even more evident. Jenny secretly hoped that, when she was Cora's age, she would look as feminine and sophisticated as her aunt. If I reach her age, she amended. And immediately, she wondered why she always had to have such negative thoughts. �I'd like to talk to you about Freya,” Cora Brucker said. She sat on the edge of the bed.

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