Deadly Waters by Dot Hutchison
English | 2020 | Mystery/Thriller| ePUB | 3.2 MB
From the bestselling author of The Butterfly Garden comes a suspenseful new series for the #MeToo era about vigilante justice, close friends, and getting away with murder.
Florida journalism undergrad Rebecca Sorley is like any other college student. She tries to keep up with her studies, her friends, and her hot-tempered roommate, Ellie, who regularly courts trouble with the law.
When a male student’s remains are found in alligator-infested waters, the university warns students to stay away from the reptiles. But then a second body shows up, and the link is undeniable. Both men belonged to the same fraternity and had a reputation for preying on and hurting women.
Ellie has previously threatened to kill men who don’t take no for an answer. Rebecca and her friends thought Ellie was kidding. But now a vigilante killer is roaming campus—someone who knows how to dispose of rapists. Someone determined to save female students from horrible crimes.
With each passing day, those who know Ellie become more convinced she’s responsible. But if she is, stopping her might not be in everyone’s best interest…
Fidgeting with the pair of thin coasters, Rebecca watches the bartender make her drinks. The woman who was there an hour ago didn’t give her any grief for getting virgins, and she actually gave Rebecca one of them for free when she saw the large purple DD written on the back of her hand. The current bartender leered at her when she walked up, mocked her for not getting boozy, and then tried to badger her into adding alcohol, as if she were somehow less of a person for not wanting to get plastered.
Sometimes she wonders if there are certain words men are genetically hardwired not to understand—no being the most significant of them.
So she watches his hands, and he scowls when he realizes it. “Relax, Princess,” he tells her, almost shouting over the music. “I’m not adding booze.”
“Less worried about the booze than the roofies,” she replies, “seeing as one of your coworkers drugged one of my classmates last week. And given that we have no word as yet that he’s been fired or arrested, I’m going to go ahead and watch.”
He blinks at her. Then, carefully keeping his hands and the glasses in her view the entire time, he finishes making the drinks. When he plunks the glasses on the bar, liquid slops up the sides, some of it splashing over. “He hasn’t been fired.”