By David Morrell
Brad Denning is a winning architect residing an ideal existence in Denver along with his loving spouse and son. Or so it might be, if now not for the haunting reminiscence of his brother Petey who disappeared whereas lower than Brad's supervision once they have been little ones. Now, a guy claiming to be his sibling has mysteriously seemed and Brad is keen to take him in, regardless of the man's haggard visual appeal and reluctance to bare whatever approximately his earlier. "Petey" is a great addition to the relations, until eventually a camping out journey is going extraordinarily mistaken and Brad returns domestic to discover that his committed spouse and son were kidnapped. convinced that Petey -- or whoever he might be -- is answerable for the terrible crime, Brad units out to get well his kinfolk. traveling by myself via America's heartland, it's a race opposed to time as Brad struggles to get to his family members sooner than the bad mystery of what relatively occurred some time past destroys every little thing he cares approximately.
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The flashlight beam did not quiver on the mahogany floor. In the sidelights that flanked the front door, the panes of glass were nearly as dark as the wooden muntins that separated them from one another. The sun had sunk far down the gullet of the storm. John could not be sure that the sound had been real. He might have summoned it from memory, from twenty years in the past. He went to the living room, from where the ringing might have come. The double doors—added to the archway after Sandra’s accident, to convert this space to a ground-floor bedroom—stood wide open.
Longer than you would believe, Johnny. ” “It matters to me,” John Calvino said. Pulses of lightning brightened the windows, and fat beads of rain quivered down the panes, leaving a tracery of arteries that throbbed on the glass with each bright palpitation. “I killed my mother first, in her wheelchair in the kitchen. She was getting a carton of milk from the refrigerator. ” Billy stopped rolling his head, but he continued to face the ceiling, eyes still closed. His mouth hung open. He raised his hands to his chest and slid them slowly down his torso.
John could not be sure that the sound had been real. He might have summoned it from memory, from twenty years in the past. He went to the living room, from where the ringing might have come. The double doors—added to the archway after Sandra’s accident, to convert this space to a ground-floor bedroom—stood wide open. Bedclothes had been neatly turned down, but Sandra had died before retiring for the night. No one, with or without bells, waited there. John had no interest in any remaining ground-floor rooms.