Protector by Laurel Dewey

By Laurel Dewey

This is the gut-wrenching, heartrending tale of hard-bitten Denver murder detective Jane Perry and nine-year-old Emily Lawrence. Emily has witnessed the homicide of her mom and dad — murders professionals think have ties to a bigger wave of crime. yet Emily can’t remember something concerning the killings. while the murderers come after Emily, Jane’s boss sends the 2 of them to a distant city in Colorado. There, Jane, who doesn’t have a maternal bone in her physique, needs to pose as Emily’s mom and function her protector. while, she must aid Emily slowly take note the devastating occasion with out traumatizing her additional. And whereas she does so, the killer is remaining in . . . .Protector marks the debut of Jane Perry, an immensely mistaken, completely sympathetic personality. she's going to surprise you, confound you, astonish you, and eventually grip your soul.

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You’re weak! ” “No. That’s not true,” David responded unconvincingly. “It is true! You fantasized about what it would feel like to be accepted by people who lived on the edge. You got off on that fantasy. ” David covered his face again. “Maybe. ” Patricia lunged toward her husband, leaned down and forcefully pulled his hands away from his face. “When the connection was made,” she continued with a slow, angry cadence, “between the two of you and they saw the kind of close relationship you had, did you ever once consider the implications of what could happen?

Jane coughed deeply—the kind of gut cough that comes from over 20 years of chain smoking. She reached over to the bedside table feeling for a pack of cigarettes. The table, just like the rest of the house, was a mess—the tactile consequence of her binge. A dozen empty cigarette packs, three drained bottles of Jack Daniels and a thick coating of ashes from the overturned ashtray littered the small table. Coming up empty-handed, she leaned over to the other side of the bed where another table sat askew from the wall.

I . . I didn’t know how to tell you,” David responded, his voice shaking. ” She moved her slender body close to David. David buried his face in both hands. “I’m sorry,” he uttered. ” Patricia yelled. “How could you keep this letter from me? Goddamnit, didn’t you think I would eventually find out? All those nights . . all those goddamn nights of you calling me and telling me you had to work late . ” “I was working,” David weakly interjected. ” David pulled his hands from his flushed face. “Patty, please!

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