By Shelley Freydont
During this new installment of the preferred, puzzle-based sequence, Kate has settled into her new existence operating the Avondale Puzzle Museum in Granville, New Hampshire. The locals have all started to just accept her presence—until a serial killer from Boston begins making his approach north up I-93. even as a former associate of Police leader Brandon’s indicates up with information regarding the killer who has simply struck Granville and positioned the Police leader out of fee. a similar killer who leaves a puzzle at each one crime scene, and is now thinking about Kate….
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Hambleton took a moment to think. “I’m not sure I’m at liberty to discuss that, Michael. Right, let’s get on. ” I swung my school bag onto my desk, giving Ryan enough cover to pass me a note: Blood transfusion, it said. What? I mouthed. Freya’s operation, he mouthed right back. I wadded up the paper and threw it at his big, dense skull. Somewhere up the road, I swear there’s a village missing its idiot. The rest of that day passed by without incident. Although my thoughts were still jumbled by the morning’s events, school went on as normal around me, and no announcement came about Freya.
Despite the tension of the last few moments, there was still one thing I needed to know. ” She put her hands into her pockets and shivered. She tumbled my question around on her tongue before deciding she would give me an answer. “The dog’s called Trace and it seems to belong to —” “Candy, let’s go,” Eddie called over. He was leaning on the open door of their car. ” “The office wants us. ” “Chill out,” Candy said to him. ” She fished out a notebook. ” I almost spat the name back. I thought I saw Eddie frown.
She tumbled my question around on her tongue before deciding she would give me an answer. “The dog’s called Trace and it seems to belong to —” “Candy, let’s go,” Eddie called over. He was leaning on the open door of their car. ” “The office wants us. ” “Chill out,” Candy said to him. ” She fished out a notebook. ” I almost spat the name back. I thought I saw Eddie frown. Candy’s pencil-thin eyebrows twitched. ” Of course. Everyone knew Freya. She was in my class. The weirdo in the corner who everyone ignored.