By Linda Howard
Dependable. attractive. expert. Impeccably geared up. almost certainly deadly. Sarah Stevens is a girl with many designated traits. initially a butler par excellence, expert at operating huge families easily and successfully, she is usually a proficient bodyguard and professional marksman–indispensable to her aged corporation, a courtly gentleman whom Sarah has come to recognize and love as a father.
Then one evening she thwarts a housebreaking in growth, a brave act that rewards Sarah her needful “fifteen mins of popularity” with the neighborhood press. however the publicity is sufficient to be a focus for a tortured soul who, unbeknownst to Sarah, will cease at not anything to have her for himself.
Sarah’s completely ordered existence is shattered while tragedy moves: her loved business enterprise is brutally murdered. The detective investigating the case, assures Sarah that she isn't a suspect. until eventually lightning moves two times. There’s a moment killing–and this time, regardless of a scarcity of proof connecting her to the crime, Sarah can't break out the shadow of guilt.
The basically alternative left for Sarah is to hold on along with her lifestyles. yet she doesn’t observe deranged stalker is luring her into an complicated capture . . . one within which she, as soon as ensnared, may well by no means break out. For Sarah quickly reveals herself on the mercy of a guy who will are inclined to her each whim, smother her with affection, and overwhelm her in his all-consuming embrace.
In a nonstop roller-coaster experience of unrelenting suspense, Linda Howard has written her so much chilling novel but. Dying to Please is a breathless mystery of hope and obsession.
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He sat down at the table, to her right, and took out his notebook and pen. ” That was an open-ended question, not pointing her in any particular direction. “It’s Wednesday,” she said, still in that thin tone. ” “It’s my day off. ” She told him; he made a careful note of all the times and asked where she took the classes. He’d check them out, make certain she was where she said she was when she said she was. ” “Between four and five, I think. ” She still hadn’t looked up, though she did take another sip of coffee.
Whose house? Where? ” Sometimes talking with Rick was like conversing with a machine gun, the way he spat out questions. ’” “Rick. Pay attention. She’s a butler, like in an English mansion. ” Rick sat back, amazed. “I didn’t know we had butlers in Alabama. ” “A butler. Is that cool, or what? I didn’t know women could be butlers. ” Despite himself, Cahill grinned. “I don’t think so. I don’t think butler has a gender, kind of like pilot. ” Rick’s jackrabbit brain had already moved on. “So I could call her at this old judge’s number.
Very early check-in. She would worry about the rest of Randall’s family after the funeral arrangements were made. She had booked them all into the Wynfrey. They would probably be eating at odd hours, so they needed somewhere with room service, plus the teenagers would be able to distract themselves in the attached Galleria. She herself had taken a room at the Mountain Brook Inn. It had come as a shock to realize she wouldn’t be allowed to stay in the house, or even gather her own clothing. She had given a list of what she needed to Cahill, and he had arranged for someone to collect the items for her.
Dying to Please by Linda Howard