By Lisa Gardner
In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever brief tale following 13 bestselling novels, The seventh Month takes listeners among the books and right into a day within the lifetime of Boston Detective D.D. Warren.
In her 7th month of being pregnant, D.D. can be taking it effortless. as an alternative, she accepts a small consulting position at the set of a serial killer movie taking pictures in Boston. D.D. figures she’ll be invaluable to a person for no less than one evening, serving as a police specialist and creating a little more money within the bargain.
It sounds like an easy task―until the former movie advisor, a former Boston cop, is located crushed to demise. all of sudden D.D.’s date with Hollywood will get severe. super pregnant, at the path of a killer, and surrounded through 100 and 4 homicide suspects in the midst of a graveyard, D.D. needs to speedy get to the bottom of a tangled net of lies. As one other solid member is attacked, D.D. realizes that love it or no longer, her priorities have changed―and her final determined desire is that she will seize a killer prior to she and her unborn child face mortal danger.
Packed with the suspenseful storytelling that has grew to become Gardner’s novels into New York Times bestsellers, The seventh Month finds new insights right into a liked sequence heroine.
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Justin prided himself on being a grasp of so much trades. Plumbing, electric, drywall, concrete. He used to be boots at the floor, spending time together with his males, mingling with the subcontractors, first one at the web site, final one to depart. at first, that’s one of many issues I’d enjoyed so much approximately him. A man’s guy. cozy in a wood-paneled boardroom but additionally performed an average video game of pickup hoops and concept not anything of taking his favorite . 357 to illuminate the firing variety. after we have been first courting, he’d take me with him to his gun membership. I’d stand, tucked into the forged include of his greater, better physique, whereas he confirmed me tips to place my arms at the grip of a comparatively petite . 22, the way to sight down the barrel, domestic in at the bull’s-eye. the 1st few instances, I neglected the objective thoroughly, the sound of the gunshot startling me, inflicting me to balk regardless of ear safety. I’d hearth into the floor or, if i used to be very fortunate, hit the bottom fringe of the paper goal. Time and time back, Justin might patiently right me, his voice a low rumble opposed to the again of my neck as he leaned over and helped me point out my objective. occasionally we by no means made it domestic. We’d prove bare within the closet of the rifle diversity, or within the backseat of his SUV, nonetheless within the parking zone. He’d dig his arms into my hips, urging me swifter and more durable and I’d obey, out of my brain with gunpowder and lust and natural remarkable strength. Salt. Gunpowder. Oranges. Justin excused himself to exploit the rest room. while he left, I rearranged the pasta on my plate so it's going to seem like I’d eaten. Then, I opened my handbag and, less than the canopy of the desk, doled out 4 white capsules. I popped them as a unmarried handful, chased down with part a tumbler of water. Then I picked up my glass of champagne and steeled myself for the evening’s major occasion. Justin drove us the 5 mins domestic. He’d bought the Boston city residence pretty well a similar day we’d proven that i used to be pregnant. From doctor’s workplace to actual property place of work. He introduced me to work out it after achieving a verbal contract, the big-game hunter displaying off his trophy. I most likely should’ve been indignant by way of his high-handedness. in its place, I’d walked via 4 and a part tales of beautiful hardwood flooring, hovering nine-foot ceilings and complex hand-carved moldings, and felt my jaw drop. So this is often what 5 million funds got you. brilliant, sunlit rooms, a captivating rooftop patio, let alone a whole local of fantastically restored redbrick structures, nestled shoulder to shoulder like long-lost pals. The townhome used to be on tree-lined Marlborough highway, simply blocks clear of tony Newbury highway, let alone jogging distance to the general public Gardens. the type of local the place the bad humans drove Saabs, the nannies spoke with French accents and the personal college had an software method that all started the baby’s first week of notion. Justin gave me carte blanche. furnishings, artwork, draperies, carpets. Antiques, no antiques, inside decorator, no inside decorator.