Falling Into Crime by Penny Grubb (Annie Raymond Mysteries #1)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 800 Kb
Falling Into Crime : Annie’s fledging steps into a profession that has been her goal since her earliest memories; taking her through the struggles of her first proper job to her emergence as an experienced investigator who is unexpectedly brought face to face with her motives for pursuing this course in life. A fundamental re-evaluation is long overdue, but the push comes from an unwelcome source that threatens far more than her peace of mind.
“After a minute she knocked again, and immediately heard locks clicking open and a voice snap out, ‘Bloody hell, give me a chance.’
The door opened on a mountain of a woman balancing on a crutch and with an enormous plaster cast from toes to thigh on her left leg.
The woman nodded.
Annie held out her hand. ‘I’m Annie Raymond.’
The woman looked blankly, first at Annie then at her enormous case. ‘Not interested, whatever you’re selling,’ she said, and shut the door in Annie’s face.
‘No … No, wait!’ Annie leapt forward, but her bulky luggage prevented her getting a foot in the door.
As she banged her hands on the wooden panel, she remembered the cold blue of Sleeman’s eyes and the mental alarm bells they’d set ringing. But why? Annie was a stranger to him. Why would he lure her to this godforsaken place just to strand her here?
She banged on the wooden panel, this time using her fist. ‘I’ve come to work for you,’ she shouted. ‘Vince Sleeman sent me.’
After a pause, a muffled voice answered, ‘Who did you say?’
As the door reopened, Annie scrabbled through her bag for the paperwork.
‘Vince sent you?’ Pat Thompson held the door only half open. ‘At this hour on a Sunday? To do what?’”