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By Ivana Hruba

ISBN-10: 1601641621

ISBN-13: 9781601641625

ISBN-10: 1601643144

ISBN-13: 9781601643148

Whilst a abducted woman's husband refuses to pay her ransom, she plots revenge with the aid of her reluctant kidnapper. Discovering her husband's plan to betray her, she frames him for her personal "murder," forcing her young kidnapper into an unexpected moral drawback that would switch him forever. This smart and fast moving mystery blends pathos with trickery and intrigue, drawing the reader into the non-public international of a susceptible 15-year-old boy who believes himself to be the savior and protector of a wronged lady.

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Full of joy, Kenny slapped me between the shoulder blades, then folded the note in half and shoved it in the breast pocket of his denim overalls. Seeing him so happy, I was almost bamboozled into thinking we’d done the right thing. Deep down, however, I had my doubts. Before he left, Kenny reminded me to follow the rules, which he made me put up on my bedroom door. Without constant reminder, a blockhead like you might make a mistake, Kenny said, grinning into my face as I kneeled in front of him to lace his boots.

Kenny’s a stickler, I told her truthfully. If he finds out about my visit here, there’ll be hell to pay. She grasped it. Saying that our meeting was our secret, she put a 50 n I V A N A H R U B Á finger on her lips and then, just as I straddled the window ledge, she told me again that her name was Kathryn. I know, I replied. Looking at her smiling at me, in that friendly, welcoming manner, I too gave a little smile. Clearly, she wanted to forge a connection between us. Like it was going to make any difference to Kenny what her name was.

Braces. Speech therapy. New clothes. Books. Girls. Whatever I wanted. We were driving into the sunset, and it was as if Kenny had lost his mind. In a good way. By the time we arrived at the dump, night had fallen and it was difficult to see; to distinguish a shape on the dump heap, which rose before us like a mountain, was nigh impossible. Nevertheless, we turned off the lights and we sat in the truck until Kenny was sure it was safe to venture out. At eight-oh-five by Kenny’s watch, Kenny bid me to go search for the money while he kept an eye on things from the truck.

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