By Sue Grafton
A tough-talking former cop, deepest investigator Kinsey Millhone has manage a modest detective employer in a quiet nook of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few own possessions and less own attachments, she’s received a gentle spot for underdogs and misplaced explanations. Eight years in the past, Nikki Fife used to be convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and wishes Kinsey’s aid to discover the true killer. If there is something that makes Kinsey think alive, it truly is taking part in at the part. When her research turns up a moment corpse, extra suspects, and a brand new cause to kill, Kinsey discovers that the sting is closer—and sharper—than she imagined.
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Working on another degree. She's interested in teaching deaf children and she seems to do very well. " "Wait a minute. I don't understand what you mean," I said. Gwen glanced up at me with surprise. " "Well, I talked to her once, " I said. "Didn't she tell you Colin was deaf? He was deaf from birth. I don't really remember what caused it, but there was nothing they could do about it apparently. Diane was very upset. She was thirteen, I think, when the baby was born and maybe she resented the intrusion.
I had never believed she was guilty myself but I couldn't remember what had made me so sure. She seemed passionless and I couldn't imagine her caring enough about anything to kill. " She took a sip of coffee and then set the mug on the edge of my desk. "I was married to Laurence for four years, a little more than that. He was unfaithful after the first six months. I don't know why it came as such a shock. Actually, that's how I got involved with him... when he was with his first wife, being unfaithful to her with me.
How many ways are there? I was scared and I was also naive. I wanted Laurence out of my life and I didn't care much what it cost. Except the kids. I fought him tooth and nail over them, but what can I tell you? I lost. " I wanted to ask her about the grounds for the custody battle but I had the feeling it was touchy stuff. Better to let that slide for the moment and come back to it later if I could. "The kids must have come back to you after he died, though. " Gwen pushed at a strand of gray hair with a capable looking hand.