Deadly Kisses by Brenda Joyce

By Brenda Joyce

I didn't kill somebody, Francesca. And the truth that you want to spoil proof indicates you're thinking that me in a position to homicide. long island, 1902 known as to the house of her fianc? Calder Hart's former mistress overdue one evening, novice sleuth Francesca Cahill's interest is piqued. yet upon arrival, she is surprised to discover Daisy Jones's bloodied physique -- or even extra devastated while the facts issues to 1 suspect: Calder. Francesca can't -- won't -- think that Calder is able to such an act. nonetheless, she is not able to shake her instinctive experience that Calder is mendacity approximately anything. The police are a ways much less prone to think his innocence, and Calder is arrested for Daisy's homicide. yet Francesca's middle isn't really simply swayed . . . until eventually a life-altering secret's uncovered which may smash their destiny jointly.

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After all, she still cared for Bragg. She would grieve until the day she died if anything ever happened to him. Why couldn’t she accept that Hart had continued to care for Daisy, too? Because she had always been jealous of the fact that Hart had once wanted Daisy enough to keep her as a mistress. Francesca did not want to think about how insecure Daisy had always made her feel. She took a breath and plunged into the fray. “Rick, I arrived just a few moments before I bumped into Hart. When I arrived, the front door was ajar.

He had not a single doubt, and the day Hart hurt her, he would break him. A sharp knocking sounded on the front door. Bragg was relieved, as he hated thinking about Francesca with Hart. It was terribly late, so the call could only be police business—an emergency. Bragg grabbed his suit jacket from the back of his chair and hurried down the narrow hall of the modest Victorian brownstone he leased. A roundsman stood there with a lantern, his expression alert. Bragg was already shrugging on his jacket.

He knew what he should do. He should give her the freedom she clearly wanted, but how could he? Who would take care of her if he did so? And what about the girls? If he left Leigh Anne, it would mean the loss of his family. His heart seemed to crack apart at the thought. He stared at the dark, empty fireplace. The past flashed before his eyes—the moment he had first laid eyes on Leigh Anne, which was when he had fallen in love. Their wedding, and her happiness then. His sudden, unexpected decision to leave his profitable career to perform legal services for the poor and inopportune.

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