Blood Is Quicker Than Water by Katherine Smith

By Katherine Smith

The attractive woods of Northern Michigan turn into the surroundings for violence and lethal ambition?… Cassandra Beaumont desires not anything greater than to place her husband?’s homicide in the back of her. yet rather than having the ability to quietly retire from public lifestyles, she reveals herself immersed in an unsightly cycle of lies and blackmail. compelled to stand the fellow she betrayed years in the past, she struggles with a treacherous prior mistake and a not-quite forgotten passion?… Michael Beaumont isn?’t certain whether it is hate, or anything else altogether that he feels for his gorgeous sister-in-law. whilst a girl is killed and Cassandra is implicated, he fears that an explosion of scandal and shattered illusions will damage his whole family?… Police Officer Danny Haase?’s fishing holiday becomes a nightmare of homicide and complex politics as he is helping the neighborhood police discreetly music down a cold-blooded killer with very excessive connections

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What don't you understand about the question? " He was being deliberately rude and it was an effort to look back at him without flinching away. The breeze blew her disheveled hair across her mouth and she swatted it away. " He calmly drank more coffee and murmured over the rim of his cup. " “Uh-oh. ” She wasn't at all sure if she even wanted the question answered. " Her hand was not very steady as it went up again to brush aside her tousled hair. To say that she felt at a disadvantage was an understatement.

The paper was a solid hard ball in her grip. She moistened her lips and managed to shake her head. God help her, she was tired, shaken, and terrified. She shouldn't have drunk so much champagne and eaten so little. The hallway seemed to tip and settle. " “I'm ... ” She had never fainted in her life, now was not the time to start. Michael was no one's fool, he never had been, and perhaps the only sensitive Beaumont in the entire tribe. Staring at her, he said slowly “Why are you lying? You are obviously not fine at all.

Marie would never allow anything so rude as someone taking a call at the table during dinner, so Cassandra headed through the huge and busy kitchen and down a short hallway to the den, where the blinking light on the phone on the desk let her know that line one was on hold. Her housekeeper and Ella were the only people who knew where'd she'd gone, and no one else had the number, which was very, very unlisted. Taking a deep breath, she hoped it was another Tiffany discovery and reached for the receiver.

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