By Janet Laurence
London 1903: American Ursula Grandison is once more invovled with homicide, this time in London. As she struggles to make a residing in a society the place ladies have few rights and little freedom, she groups up with outdated buddy and personal investigator Thomas Jackman, who quickly unearths himself once more drawing on Ursula's investigative talents as they conflict to avoid wasting an blameless lady from the noose. Set opposed to a heritage of Edwardian constraints and the struggle for women's suffrage, Ursula and Jackman progressively fully grasp they're up opposed to a sophisticated and unsafe killer who moves back earlier than they could shut the case.
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She is doing incredible things. ” He reached over and took her hand. “You know, it’s crazy. I thought this move to the country would ruin my career, but instead I love having a home office and the space. ” “Oh, that reminds me, be careful when you take Lily for her walks. ” “Reb, you know the coyotes won’t hurt you, but just make sure Lily doesn’t get away from you. ” “Yeah, I know, it’s awful. Don’t worry. ” She lifted his hand and kissed it. He pulled her hand to him and kissed hers back. His phone rang, and he dropped her hand to answer it.
She dropped into the fetal position to protect herself. He slammed the door, grabbed her hair and arm and dragged her kicking and screaming into the bedroom. He threw her onto the bed, straddled her and held her down. Rebecca knew he would rape her. She was in shock. ” he hollered. She didn’t answer. He hit her across the left side of her head, and suddenly, she could only hear a sharp buzzing in her left ear. Her head was throbbing. Everything became an echoing, red blur. She cried, begging him to stop.
She cried, begging him to stop. She tried to cover her face and ear before the next blow, but her arms were pinned beneath his legs. ” Again, Rebecca didn’t answer. If she answered yes, she feared she was in for a brutal beating or worse. If she answered no, she was in for a long night of torture. He punched her again and again. But the physical pain couldn’t compare to the humiliation and degradation she felt for allowing another human being to treat her this way. ” That time Rebecca heard herself cry, “No,” through her tears, dreading that she’d given up the fight.
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