Terms of Affection by MK Turner (Bearing Witness Book 3)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 432 Kb
Terms of Affection : A teenager in love disappears for no reason. Decades later a betrayal is uncovered that could wreck the lives of everyone he loved.
Henry Cooksey was seventeen when he disappeared. No trace of him was ever found, apart from his treasured scarf, abandoned at a bus stop.
When the Bearing women investigate his disappearance, they uncover not only betrayal and deceit, but a secret hidden for almost four decades, which could shatter the lives of the loved ones Henry left behind.
Terms of Affection is the captivating third book in the Bearing Witness series, a collection of exciting suspense novels. If you like surprising twists, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a touch of the unusual, then you’ll love this fast-paced mystery.
“A shadow blocked some of the light coming through the kitchen door glass and he knew his mother was eavesdropping. He didn’t mind, he didn’t care who knew about this. Content she wouldn’t interrupt as Lorna had called him, he pulled his father’s coat off the newel post and wrapped it round his legs.
“Do you have heating in your hall?”
“What?” Even her laugh was intoxicating.
“Heating. We don’t. I’m freezing here. If you hear a tapping noise, it’s only my teeth chattering. They reckon it’s going to snow.”
“You’re so funny. It’s one of the things I like most about you. Yes, we do have heating in the hall. You know that, you’ve been here often enough.”
“Weirdly, I’m always only concerned about the extra maths I’m about to endure, I don’t take a lot of notice of the furnishings. What else do you like about me?”
This was a lie. From the moment he’d first seen Lorna, Henry had been smitten. If it weren’t for the possibility of seeing her, he’d never have agreed to take the extra lessons. Every time he walked through the sitting room to her father’s study, he looked for signs of her. Did she snuggle up in that armchair? Did she lounge out on that sofa watching the telly? During the lesson, when he heard a noise above, he’d sometimes freeze, quite literally hold his breath. Was that her in her bedroom? If so, what was she doing?”