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By Lynda La Plante

The first instalment within the much-loved Anna Travis sequence, from the number 1 bestselling mistress of suspense

Young Anna Travis has been assigned to her first homicide case - a sequence of killings that has stunned even the main hardened of detectives. They began 8 years in the past - now the physique count number is as much as six. the tactic of killing is the same, the backgrounds of the women exact - all drug-users and prostitutes. Then a 7th physique is located. The modus operandi is identical - however the sufferer is a tender scholar with the 'face of an angel'. The profile of the assassin has replaced dramatically.

Determined to earn the dignity of her male colleagues, Anna stumbles on an important piece of data which hyperlinks one guy to the killings, a much-loved actor close to foreign stardom. His arrest may create a media frenzy. but when he have been came across blameless, his wouldn't be the one profession over - Anna's difficult fought for attractiveness will be destroyed as soon as and for all …

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Not a stroke. " Lucy clung a little more tightly to Arabella's hand, all the same. "You needn't worry yourself, miss," said the older of the two watermen. "This crabber was built in Sennen Cove by men who knew their business. She'll keep the sea when more tender boats have all run for home. " Arabella couldn't believe that this battered and stinking little boat caused any envy anywhere--not even in Sennen Cove, wherever that was. She looked about the harbour. Boats of every shape and size were putting out into the sound, all drawn in one direction like leaves on a running river.

A woman was found dead wearing these clothes. Whether she is Angelique Desmarches, I cannot yet say. " the woman moaned. She waved a hand at her daughter. "Amelie. Allez. Go with the Bow Street man and see if it is Angelique. I pray that it is not. " But even in the city of London in the summer of 1815 prayers were not always answered. After accompanying Morton to view the body, young Amelie was certain beyond doubt that it was indeed the woman named Angelique Desmarches. Arabella was too affected by the sorrow of mother and daughter to be triumphant and had gone off to the rehearsal very subdued.

He nodded to the Runners, who rose and left. In the antechamber outside, Morton touched his old friend on the shoulder before he could take his leave. "You had more to say, I think, Mr. Townsend," Morton ventured. The venerable old Runner paused to think, rooting about in his frock coat for his snuff and examining his younger colleague as he did. "I will tell you this, Morton--you are beyond the realm of common crime now. Torture is imposed for reasons either of religion or of state. The Spanish Inquisition is a thing of the past.

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