By Sarah Graves
Again within the day, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree grew to become earnings dealing with the fortunes of Manhattan’s such a lot lucky. Then she fled the rat race for a stately outdated fixer-upper in easygoing Eastport, Maine. yet now a rat from a fair darker nook of Jake’s earlier has grew to become up…a killer with a blueprint for demolishing her new life.As a house fix fanatic, Jake is aware that not anything lasts forever—not home windows or doorways, now not plaster or plumbing. and never sturdy fortune.After greater than 3 many years eluding justice, the guy who murdered her mom is eventually approximately to face trial—until he vanishes into skinny air. Jake has a poor foreboding of the place Ozzie Campbell will occur subsequent. And whereas the neighborhood police leader is certain she’s overreacting, in point of fact a ways worse than even Jake’s worst fears.With her in general complete apartment empty for a minimum of one other week, Jake has been looking ahead to the unaccustomed peace and quiet. Now her comfortable, well-loved domestic feels extra like a major empty dying seize able to snap close. First a couple of out-of-towners truly now not in Eastport for holiday take place asking questions on her. And if she has any doubt they’re hooked up to Campbell, these doubts are erased while he calls her with a grim caution. yet precisely what Campbell desires from her isn’t transparent, in simple terms that he’ll cease at not anything to harm these closest to Jake. And his first sufferers are the main defenseless of all. by surprise Jake can’t support yet think that her house—and her life—has some distance too many home windows. And in anybody of them she may possibly see the face of her killer.
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And all the windows faced the water, as Anthony had noticed right off, so no one would see any lights. He crossed through a large, sparsely furnished living and dining area—cream-colored sofas covered in nubbly cloth, pale wooden tables and chairs, huge framed art prints—to stand by a wide plate-glass sliding door leading out onto the deck. Through the trees, he could see a flock of birds flying low across the water, all turning at once this way and that as precisely as if the flock were a single well-trained acrobatic troupe.
A lot worse. Loose stones clattered against the underside of Marky's beat-up Monte as they jounced over the uneven track. The muffler banged a rock sticking up out of a pothole. Bam! Anthony looked back, wondering if the rock had torn the Monte's muffler right off. Marky cursed eloquently, coming up with words and combinations that even Anthony had never heard of before, and his eyes grew cold and reptilian again as he glared over at Anthony accusingly. Be there, Anthony thought at the house that was supposed to be hidden away around here somewhere, imagining Marky getting too frustrated and tired to be able to keep a lid on it.
Bob's tone was excessively patient. "So you've got an odd feeling? That you're being watched? Because it's what you said. " Right, she thought again. " Heck, half the world felt something bad coming, and mostly they were right. But that didn't mean Bob Arnold could help them, shotgun or not. He went on: "Anyway, you said yourself there's nothing in your statement that'll mean anything at the guy's trial. " She frowned. He was correct on this point, also; even all these years later, what happened on that night in the brownstone in Greenwich Village was so clear in her mind, it could've been etched there with an engraving tool.