Darkness, My Old Friend: A Novel by Lisa Unger

By Lisa Unger

The New York Times bestselling writer of Beautiful Lies and Fragile returns to The Hollows, providing a mystery that explores concerns of religion, reminiscence, and sacrifice.

After giving up his publish on the Hollows Police division, Jones Cooper is at free ends. he's having difficulty dealing with a terrible occasion from his earlier and discovering a moment act. He's in treatment. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a customer. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who performs a key position in Fragile, involves him with predictions approximately his destiny, a few of them dire.

Michael Holt, a tender guy who grew up within the Hollows, has back trying to find solutions approximately his mom, who went lacking a long time past. He has employed neighborhood PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to assist him clear up the secret that has haunted him. What he unearths may be his undoing.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from big apple while six months previous she moved to the quiet city together with her novelist mom after a sour divorce. Willow is appearing out, spending time with childrens that convey out the worst in her. And while issues get difficult, she tends to run away--a predilection that will lead her to darkish places.

Set within the Hollows, the backdrop for Fragile, this can be the riveting tale of lives set on a collision path with devastating results. the result's Lisa Unger's such a lot compelling fiction so far.

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Near her rack of threads, a tray of beads caught the dim light from the window, and, drawn to the glittering colors, Claire picked up a handful. Resting in the palm of her hand, the beads caught her, and she studied them, an idea for a new handbag brewing in her mind. But the ruby beads trickled through her fi ngers back into the tray. Claire frowned slightly because the beads reminded her of drops of blood. 28 | Cait London The tiny matador’s scarlet ribbon had also reminded her of blood— “It’s because I’m uneasy.

I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said anything. ” “We’ll never be truly apart. ” Leona’s rich laughter curled over the lines. “Just that bit of unexpected spice when least expected. You always make me feel better. ” “Now, would I do that? Leona, these bags might be a little late . . maybe next month. The noise next door is really distracting—” Leona was indignant. “Not for another month? But that’s the end of May. I need them now. You mean, it’s that loud that you can’t work? Now that is serious. And I’m worried about you.

Really. I know that it won’t be easy, and maybe my expectations for a little quiet are asking a little too much of an ordinary neighbor, but this one is building a commercial workshop. ” Leona stated that one visit from their mother should do it. “Mom would look right into his soul. She could tell him when he last had sex and when he polished his shoes. ” AT THE EDGE | 39 Claire pictured Neil’s face as he had walked toward her home. His expression had been distracted, but purposeful. He hadn’t looked like a man who could be easily “spooked,” and he had been thinking about sex.

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