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By Nevada Barr

ISBN-10: 1593155530

ISBN-13: 9781593155537

In 1971, the country of Minnesota was once rocked through the "Butcher Boy" incident, as assurance of a relations brutally murdered by way of certainly one of their very own swept throughout newspapers and tv monitors nationwide.

Now, in present-day New Orleans, Polly Deschamps reveals herself at yet one more lonely crossroads in her existence. No stranger to tragedy, Polly used to be a runaway on the age of fifteen, escaping a nightmarish Mississippi childhood.

Lonely, that's, until eventually she encounters architect Marshall Marchand. Polly is straight away smitten. She unearths him beautiful, captivating, and clever. Marshall, a lifelong bachelor, spends so much of his time together with his brother Danny. whilst Polly’s younger daughters from her earlier marriage are likewise desirous about Marshall, she marries him. even though, as Polly starts to settle into her new existence, she turns into uneasy approximately her husband’s expanding darkish moods, fearing that Danny will be influencing Marshall in methods she can't understand.

But what of the ominous prediction through a brand new Orleans tarot card reader, who pronounces that Polly will homicide her husband? What, if any, is the Marchands' connection to the notorious "Butcher Boy" a number of murder? and will Marshall and his eccentric brother be maintaining a depressing mystery from Polly, person who will shatter the happiness she has eternally prayed for?

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Parfaitement. Je n’y ai d’ailleurs pas cru. Et sa sœur plusieurs fois l’incita à se taire. — Ce qui ne lui plut pas, j’imagine ? — Elle ne cessa de soutenir que son récit était véridique. — Dirons-nous qu’elle s’en glorifiait ? — Ma foi, oui. — Il est possible qu’elle ait été sincère… — Mais non, voyons ! C’est exactement le genre de contes que Joyce était capable d’inventer. — Était-elle menteuse ? — Pas particulièrement, mais elle était connue pour ses vantardises et son désir de passer pour plus intelligente que ses compagnes.

Apparemment, non. — Là encore, j’oserais affirmer que ce crime ne peut être celui auquel Joyce se référait. Il lut le dernier nom de la liste. — Janet White. — Trouvée étranglée sur un chemin de traverse entre l’école où elle enseignait et l’appartement qu’elle partageait avec une autre institutrice, Nora Embrose. D’après les déclarations de celle-ci, Miss White aurait reçu à plusieurs reprises des lettres de menaces du boy-friend qu’elle avait laissé tomber une année plus tôt. Néanmoins, la police n’a pu mettre la main sur cet homme.

Il devait se droguer ou boire. Peut-être a-t-il agi inconsciemment ? — Vous êtes sûre qu’il s’agit d’un homme ? Mrs. Reynolds eut l’air choqué. — Il est impensable qu’une femme ait commis un crime aussi horrible ! — Elle n’aurait cependant pas eu besoin d’user de beaucoup de force. — J’admets que, de nos jours, les femmes sont plus athlétiques qu’autrefois. Mais quel genre de monstre serait la 40 femme qui irait tuer une enfant de cette manière ? Joyce n’avait que treize ans. — Je ne veux pas vous torturer en vous posant des questions que la police a déjà dû vous poser.

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