Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices

By Karin Slaughter

New York Times bestselling authors together with Karin Slaughter, Lee baby, Peter Robinson, Laura Lippman, John Connolly, and others, mix their abilities to carry an excellent tour-de-force during this shrewdpermanent suspense novel that revolves round one object—a appeal bracelet—and the harrowing conditions that plague the unfortunate those who come into touch with it.

Linked by means of a glittering attraction bracelet that brings misfortune to every person who handles it, Like a Charm is a unique in 16 chilling components written through the cream people and united kingdom crime writers. From nineteenth-century Georgia, the place the bracelet is cast in hearth, to wartime Leeds, a steam teach throughout Europe, the violent backstreets of Nineteen Eighties Scotland, present-day London, a long island taxi, the Mojave barren region and again to Georgia, each one author weaves a gripping tale of homicide, betrayal and intrigue.

A must-have assortment for enthusiasts of suspense fiction, Like a Charm is a captivating, masterful tale that makes for compulsive, just-one-more-chapter reading.

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I would like pliers,’ I acknowledged. ‘Use your fingernails,’ he stated. It was once tough paintings, yet I received it safe sufficient. Then the whole lot disappeared into Cameron’s pocket. ‘Go tear out the page,’ he stated. I shouldn’t have, yet I did. I received a massive sense of right and wrong assault 4 days later. Mason Mason have been arrested. He pleaded now not accountable in entrance of the magistrates, they usually remanded him for trial and set bail at 5 thousand kilos. i feel Cameron had colluded with the prosecution provider to set the determine excessive adequate to maintain Mason off the road, simply because he used to be a bit anxious approximately him.

He simply . . . ’ Lee’s hand squeezed her neck, choked off the top of the sentence. He raised his different hand slowly, held the telephone aloft in triumph. ‘I understand all approximately it,’ he stated. ‘So don’t attempt to fucking mislead me. ’ there have been far away voices coming from someplace. humans leaving. Laughter. phrases that have been very unlikely to make out and speedy light to silence. Lee tossed the telephone to the floor and the unfastened hand reached as much as claw at her chest. Thick palms brushed aside fabric, discovered a nipple and squeezed.

Macon spun around, yet there has been not anything there. He seemed into the sky and observed a crow circling – or used to be it a buzzard? The animal’s wingspan was once huge, immense, adequate to dam the sunlight. Macon squinted, defensive his eyes along with his hand, however the fowl was once long past. one other twig snapped, and his middle jumped into his chest although he observed not anything. He ran, tripping over a root that caught up from the woodland flooring. soreness radiated from his twisted ankle. Face down at the floor, he smelled the musky odour of darkness, of loss of life.

She seemed Mediterranean, Alan notion. refined. ‘I think we should have, somewhere,’ he stated. ‘So why waste time taking a look? Are they pricey? ’ Alan laughed. ‘We’re just a bunch of medics. It charges a small fortune simply to lease the pitch. ’ ‘You’re a physician? ’ ‘A neurologist. a expert neurologist. ’ She didn’t glance as inspired as he’d was hoping. ‘Got it. ’ Alan grew to become to work out his team-mate brandishing the ball, heard the cheers from these at the pitch because it used to be thrown throughout. He grew to become again. The woman’s palms have been folded and she or he held a hand as much as defend her eyes from the sunlight.

What stuff? ’ ‘The 90 quid and the bracelet. If I’m asserting he stole them from me, then they have been mine first of all, weren’t they? So I may still get them again. ’ ‘Jesus Christ,’ Cameron stated. ‘It’s in basic terms reasonable. ’ ‘The bracelet is imaginary. How the hell are you able to get it again? ’ ‘It can’t be imaginary. There’s bought to be facts. ’ Cameron’s eyes went clean back. The channel replaced. He advised Kelly to stick the place she used to be and pulled me again around the room, to the nook. ‘We can’t simply manufacture a case,’ I stated.

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