By Charlaine Harris

On the request of anthropology professor Dr. Clyde Nunley, Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver come to Memphis to offer an illustration of Harper's specific expertise. And what larger position to have that demonstration than in a really previous cemetery?

Dr. Nunley doesn't trouble to conceal his skepticism, in particular while Harper stands atop a grave and senses our bodies underneath her - considered one of a centuries-dead guy and the opposite of a tender woman, lately deceased. while the grave is opened, Harper's declare is confirmed actual. The lifeless lady is Tabitha Morgenstern, and eleven-year-old kidnapped from Nashville years formerly - a toddler whom Harper had attempted, and failed, to discover. The accident increases suspicions approximately her one of the police - so she and Tolliver adopt their very own hunt to discover the killer. They make a nocturnal stopover at to the cemetery, hoping that Harper can experience anything extra in regards to the murder.

And then, the subsequent morning, a 3rd useless physique is located within the grave...

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She’d waited tables, often pulling two shifts, grappled with various social-service agencies to get Mitch the medical care he needed, sold cosmetics and miracle vitamins, all without a twinge of self-pity—at least, not one she’d ever allowed her children to see. Cheyenne scrounged up a smile. Pretended to admire the pair of teetering, weathered two-by-fours, each with one end propped on the porch floor and one disappearing into the weedy grass. Doubtless, Mitch had used them to alight from the van, too.

I suppose you want to turn it into an industrial park. ” “Condominiums,” Cheyenne said, squaring her shoulders. Jesse winced. “Even worse,” he replied. ” “So do critters,” Jesse said. He’d been hungry when he’d suggested supper at the Roadhouse. Now, he wasn’t sure he could choke down any part of that cheeseburger. “We’ve got so many coyotes and bobcats coming right into town these days that the feds are about to put a bounty on them. Do you know why, Ms. ” he asked, suddenly icily formal. ” Jesse set his back teeth, thought of his cousin Keegan for no reason he could have explained, and deliberately relaxed his jaws.

Other women are invisible to them. ” Jesse chuckled. “Well, that’s an interesting take on the subject,” he allowed. ” She picked up her spoon, put it down again. “It’s not as if I’m asking you to sell any part of the Triple M,” she said. Another hairpin turn, but this time, Jesse was ready. “That land is just sitting there. ” “Unspoiled,” Jesse clarified. “I suppose you want to turn it into an industrial park. ” “Condominiums,” Cheyenne said, squaring her shoulders. Jesse winced. “Even worse,” he replied.

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