Don't Say A Word
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From number one long island occasions Bestselling writer Barbara Freethy come an award successful story of romance and suspense. fanatics of Carla Neggars, Karen Robards, and Nora Roberts will get pleasure from this intricately suspenseful tale that starts with the query -- what in the event you regarded precisely like a person in a recognized photograph?
Everything she's been advised approximately her prior is a lie ...
Julie De Marco is making plans an ideal San Francisco marriage ceremony whilst she comes face-to-face with a well-known picture, the startling inage of a bit woman at the back of the iron gate of a international orphanage -- a lady who seems to be precisely like her. yet Julia is not an orphan. She is not followed. And she's by no means been in another country. She understands who she is -- or does she?
Haunted through uncertainty, Julia units off on a perilous look for her precise identification -- her basically clues a swan necklace and an previous Russian doll, her merely best friend bold, horny photographer Alex Manning. unexpectedly not anything is because it turns out. the folk Julia enjoyed and depended on turn into suspicious strangers. The relationships she believed in -- together with her mom, her sister, and her fiance -- are shaken by way of new revelations. the single individual she will be able to belief is Alex, yet he has secrets and techniques of his personal. each one step brings her toward a mysterious earlier that started an international away -- a prior that also has the facility to threaten her existence ... and alter her destiny forever.
Disgust. "But they tricked me. They gave me fakes. i did not discover until eventually once they have been lifeless. i presumed you have been all lifeless. i assumed the sport used to be over. Then a bit picture seemed in undefined, and that i knew there has been nonetheless an opportunity the jewels had gotten out with you and your sister. It simply took previously to discover them, yet they're mine now. And it truly is over. it is all over." "Why did not you come back after us before?" Julia requested. "Why wait until eventually now?" "You have been hidden away by the point I acquired to.
thought of the truth that you are no longer realizing, that perhaps mother had a superb reason behind by no means telling you approximately your past?" She had thought of that, greater than as soon as. "That can be actual, yet i feel the no longer realizing is worse." "I desire you are correct approximately that." "So do I." "Have you chanced on whatever yet?" Liz regarded round on the mess Julia had made. "You've definitely been thorough. I nonetheless cannot think this is often all we now have left of Mom's existence. It does not look like much." "I be aware of. I maintain.
have no idea approximately her, Liz. I spent all evening puzzling over what i do not find out about her, like the place she grew up and the place she spent her summer season holidays. the place she went to college, who her buddies have been, her first boyfriend. She by no means pointed out herself, and we by no means requested. Why did not we ask?" "I wager I wasn't that interested," Liz admitted, the smile fast disappearing from her face. "I idea we might have extra time." "Me, too." Julia touched her sister's hand to convenience. She was once nonetheless the.
Run an errand prior to the party," she acknowledged, giving in to a reckless impulse. "When will you be back?" "I'm uncertain how lengthy it's going to take. i'm going to meet you on the restaurant." "All correct. i will choose the proper costume for you if you are gone." "Great." while Liz left the room, Julia walked over to her mattress and collected from the images express. On web page thirty-two was once the photo of the orphan lady. She'd already checked out it a half-dozen instances seeing that she'd come domestic, not able.
Made her think as alive as she felt instantly. Alex used to be correct. She did not understand what used to be real anymore, both. the single one that wasn't mendacity to her used to be Alex. She replied him the single approach she could—with a kiss. He gave her a moment to steer, then took over, his mouth relocating hungrily over hers, difficult access so his tongue may possibly take ownership. She'd by no means been feasted upon, yet that is precisely the means she felt now. His kiss used to be hard, eating, overwhelming, and she or he didn't wish it to finish.