By Mary Daheim
A trip OF TERROR
Murder is news--even while editor-publisher Emma Lord is clear of The Alpine suggest. A picturesque Oregon beach village is probably not Emma's conventional beat, but if a sensational headline-grabbing homicide happens, she's at the case.
It all starts off as attractive Audrey Imhoff emerges from her nightly nude dip within the Pacific--and a killer makes it her final. per week later Audrey's husband disappears, and the couple's 3 adolescent youngsters appear surprisingly relieved via his absence.
What's the tale at the back of all this strange habit? Emma Lord will locate out-- or die attempting. . . .
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No, notwithstanding I should still name the sanatorium now that you’re up. ” She poured us each one a mug of espresso that used to be virtually as vile because the sludge Milo made on the sheriff’s headquarters. “It’s Molly’s diary. i stopped it final evening. ” “And? ” I braced myself for the second one sip of espresso. “The final access is Friday, September 13th. ” Vida cleared her throat. “Molly evidently was once not able to house her mother’s dying. i locate that very unhappy. it might be extra normal, extra healing, for her to jot down, write, write, to permit all of it out in that dreadful maudlin teenage model. yet she didn’t. ” “I agree it may were helpful,” I acknowledged, “but i know how she feels. ” notwithstanding I have been a lot older while my mom and dad had died, it have been decades sooner than i'll speak about their deadly coincidence with anyone other than Ben. “There’s one other thing,” Vida went on, placing quite a bit creamer into her espresso that it was once virtually white, “which is that Molly by no means does allude to her mom and dad’ marital difficulties. She doesn’t point out Audrey’s wish to depart or Gordon relocating out. throughout the summer time months she dwells on horses. it sounds as if, she had a part-time task at that position correct through right here that rents horses. ” I’d spotted either the signal and the stables, simply around the Ecola Creek Bridge. through the process our remain I’d additionally noticeable humans driving horseback alongside the seashore. i presumed the mounts had come from the within sight horse ranch. “There used to be one horse of which she was once quite fond,” Vida persevered. “His identify was—is—Commander, yet she referred to as him Fudge. She wrote a poem approximately him. It was once relatively foolish. ” “Girls at that age are usually nuts approximately horses,” I mentioned. “I be aware of that. occasionally they by no means develop out of it. examine the Dithers sisters. ” I had, frequently. Connie and Judy Dithers have been unmarried, middle-aged, and lived off the Icicle Creek highway, the place they saved horses. the 2 girls have been so dedicated to their pets—there was once no different observe for it—that that they had as soon as led of them into the Grocery Basket to pick unique treats from the produce part. Jake O’Toole, the shop proprietor, had virtually had a stroke. His response didn’t faze the Dithers sisters, even though they'd appeared confused while their pets seemed to decide on ice cream and beer. “The aspect is,” Vida declared, “that she talks in regards to the horses and a few of her associates to the exclusion of relations issues. It doesn’t look correct. ” i presumed again to the adolescent years with Adam, but I couldn’t make comparisons. There hadn’t been any marital strife, simply because I’d by no means been married. It struck me anew how little I knew concerning the establishment of matrimony. I’d by no means had a husband, by no means even lived with a guy. My liaison with Milo used to be as shut as I’d come to being a pair. Adam had grown up and not using a father. whilst had he all started to invite severe questions? a lot prior, i assumed, possibly while he used to be 4 or 5. I’d placed him off, announcing that his father had a spouse and different youngsters. He lived somewhere else, although on the time I didn’t be aware of the place. I didn’t need to know.