By A. D. Scott
FROM the writer WHO “BRILLIANTLY conjures up THE lifetime of A SMALL SCOTTISH TOWN” (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH ) COMES a unique THAT UNCOVERS THE DEEP AND LASTING DIVISIONS OF A group AND ITS PEOPLE.
When a small-town Scottish girl discovers a severed leg within the boot of 1 of the neighborhood hockey players’ uniforms, it’s a major scoop for the Highland Gazette. yet reporter Joanne Ross desires a front-page tale of her personal, and she or he hopes to discover it in Mae Bell, an American jazz singer whose husband disappeared in an airplane twist of fate 5 years in the past and who's looking out the Highlands for her husband’s colleagues.
Things take a really sinister flip while Nurse Urquhart, who dis-covered the limb, suffers a hideous and brutal assault. Even stranger, she was once the recipient of letters caution her to maintain her nostril out of someone’s business—letters that Mae Bell and the workers of the Highland Gazette additionally bought. What may perhaps all of it mean?
Unfolding opposed to a gorgeously rendered overdue Fifties Scottish geographical region, North Sea Requiem captures the mores and problems with one other period, specially in Joanne Ross—a lady wrestling with divorce, profession, and a chairman who desires to be greater than simply her stronger. the result's a poignant, usually haunting mixture of violence, loss, and redemption in a story jam-packed with unnerving plot twists and unforgettable characters.
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They’ll always turn. ” “Sure, heat-seeking missiles, beagles, and me. ” “He’s missing,” Desoto said, straight-faced. “Other than that we actually don’t know much about him. According to Edwina Talbot, he’d been acting strangely before his disappearance, murder, suicide, whatever. ” Carver repeated most of what Edwina had told him, and Desoto said that was just about the way the case went. ” Carver asked. Desoto waved a hand as if the question were almost irrelevant. “Suicides do these things sometimes, Carver; you know that.
He’d received a fat insurance claim along with his disability pension after being shot in the left knee during a holdup six months earlier, when he was a detective sergeant in the Orlando Police Department. The knee was ruined, locked at a thirty-degree angle for life. Eighty thousand dollars and a pension wasn’t much compared to being able to walk without a cane. Not the jackpot some of the damned fools in the department actually congratulated him on. Carver didn’t feel lucky. “Being wealthy isn’t the same as having something to do,” Edwina said.
According to Edwina Talbot, he’d been acting strangely before his disappearance, murder, suicide, whatever. ” Carver repeated most of what Edwina had told him, and Desoto said that was just about the way the case went. ” Carver asked. Desoto waved a hand as if the question were almost irrelevant. “Suicides do these things sometimes, Carver; you know that. They like for their survivors to wonder what really happened to them. Or maybe a person or persons unknown came after Davis, happened to catch him at breakfast, and threw him off the drop.
North Sea Requiem (Joanne Ross, Book 4) by A. D. Scott