By Kate Collins
The courting scene could be a killer...Determined to assist her roommate Nikki out of her singles hunch, Abby Knight encourages her to offer velocity courting a test. in fact, Nikki desires the man on the very backside of Abby?s record, Jonas Treat?a.k.a. ?Treat the Cheat??and figures only one date with him couldn?t harm. yet then Jonas is located dead?and proof issues to Nikki as his killer. To transparent Nikki?s identify, Abby enlists the aid of her hunky ex-Army Ranger boyfriend, Marco. yet Marco?s rambunctious nuclear family turns Abby?s aggravating existence right into a catastrophe quarter. together with her persistence heavily wilting, and a killer at the unfastened, Abby is decided to dig herself out of this mess?before somebody buries her instead...
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Then threw her napkin into the air. Even Grace got into the spirit and clapped. Genteelly, of course. “Well, dang it, sweetie,” Lottie cried, grabbing me by the shoulders and giving me one of her big Kentucky squeezes, “it’s about time. Me and Gracie thought you two were never gonna get back to the way you were before. ” “I always applaud your cautious nature, dear,” Grace said, “on the rare occasion you exhibit it. ” At that she rose and took hold of her sweater as though it had lapels, a sure sign she was about to share a quote.
In the words of J. C. ’ ” Two quotes in five minutes. Grace had set a new personal record. “Please keep our trip a secret. Nikki is the only other person who knows. You can imagine what would happen if my parents found out. ” I shuddered, imagining the phone calls, the quizzing, the gossiping between my sisters-in-law, and I didn’t even want to consider what my cousin Jillian would do with the news of our little getaway. Put it on her MySpace page? Hire a pilot to fly a banner over New Chapel that says ABBY AND MARCO WENT TO KEY WEST—WHY?
Men in uniform didn’t intimidate him. He’d served on the New Chapel police force for about a year after his Army Ranger days—until all the rules and regulations, as well as a vindictive watch commander, got to him. “We’re looking for Nikki Hiduke,” a mature voice said. Nikki? That was novel. ” Marco asked. ” a tenor voice demanded. The younger officer was clearly unwilling to divulge any info. He probably had no clue he was talking to an ex-cop. “She might be here,” Marco replied coolly. Just to be sure, I looked around and spotted Nikki’s keys on the table.