Scratch the Surface
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by Amy Lee Burgess
Description: Something's rotten in the Riverglow pack. Still learning more about each other as bond mates and adjusting to their new roles as Advisors to a Councilor, Constance Newcastle and Liam Murphy must deal with the ghosts of their past. A quiet weekend in Boston is anything but that, when Constance comes face to face with the betrayal of those she considered the closest to her. Everyone has secrets, and wherever Constance goes, she has a knack for uncovering them. The only problem is that some secrets are deadly. WARNING: Strong language, sexual situations, and a lot of graphic shoe description.
eBook Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc., 2012 2012
eBookwise Release Date: March 2012
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [350 KB]
Reading time: 232-325 min.
It was strange--coniine paralyzes the central nervous system and death occurs because the victim literally can't draw a breath--muscles won't work--yet he was the one talking and moving and I was the one who was paralyzed.
He stared back at me. Neither of us said a word, we just waited.
"The sooner you forgive me, the sooner I can move on," he told me, smiling as if he knew I would never let him down.
He leaned back in his chair, the wooden box cradled in his hands, and his eyelids flickered a little. His movements were stiff and jerky. Something was wrong with his smell. It wasn't just fabric softener and his own scent now. It was the subtle smell of death just before it pounced.
"I don't know how to forgive you, Grandfather Tobias," I whispered. "You killed them. I miss them every single day. I was supposed to grow old with them and you took that away from me. I can't forgive that."
"Then you condemn me to walk." He struggled to form the words. "I did what I thought was right and good for the Pack. I'm not an evil man, Stanzie."