Dead of Night by Deborah Lucy (Detective Temple Mystery Book 2)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 378 Kb
Dead of Night : A MACABRE KILLER WORKS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT. HE’S VERY GOOD – NO ONE SEES HIM.
14-year-old local girl, China Lewis is reported missing by her friend Amy. Detective Inspector Temple is tasked to find her. The more he discovers about China, the greater the danger he knows she’s in.
Temple needs to find her and fast. But when his past suddenly catches up with him and two more girls go missing, it becomes personal. Temple’s quest to find the girls takes him into an evil world of exploitation and it seems he’s the only one who really cares.
ONE SERIAL KILLER. THREE MISSING GIRLS.
Temple has to take a gamble that risks the lives of the girls he’s trying to save. As he uncovers police corruption, he is forced to work in the shadows. Who can he trust now?
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO SAVE THEM.
“With the help of the charity and adoption service, they’d traced her birth mother to Swindon. Patrick and Fiona Taylor had dismissed the need to know about the background of their daughter’s mother at the time of the adoption; frankly, they didn’t want to know right then. They didn’t want to spoil their moment and have to consider her, about how she might be feeling having given up her beautiful five-day-old baby daughter, the most perfect thing they had ever seen. The three of them were starting a new future together, and they didn’t want it marred by such thoughts as how the mother might be coping.
Since they’d brought her home when she was just days old, she had been the answer to their prayers – and so that’s what they’d called her. Five desperate rounds of non-productive IVF had left the two high achievers shattered. They had everything except their own child. When they finally accepted defeat and considered adoption, they knew they had to have a newborn. It would feel as if the baby were almost their own flesh and blood that way.
And she had been an absolute joy to them ever since. Seemingly wiser than her years, the Taylors told anyone who would listen of her academic achievements at her expensive private school. With top grades in her year, she was fluent in French and Mandarin. Not only that, but she was very socially rounded and could talk to anyone with confidence and empathy, thanks to drama and debating classes.
She was very smart and savvy, already taking an interest in politics and the wider world. She was developing a social conscience and was keen to help those less fortunate than herself. She wanted to become a lawyer and she had set her sights on a law degree at university.”