The Last Sister by Kendra Elliot EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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- Author: Kendra Elliot
- Genre: Romantic Suspense, Crime Thrillers
- Publish Date: 14 January 2020
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She wrapped her shaking fingers in the hem of her sweater to avoid damaging
any fingerprints as she slid open the rear patio door, following the trail of
blood. Outside it was dark, daybreak still a few hours away, and the air was
cold with the coast’s salty mist.
The smeared blood went across the small porch and down the wood
stairs. She followed, her heartbeat pounding in her head as she ignored the
heavy smell of smoke in the air. The blood trail vanished in the grass and
poor light, but she instinctively knew to check the woods at the back of the
Something swayed in a tree. She couldn’t breathe.
Please. Not again.
“Who disturbed the scene?”
FBI special agent Zander Wells tamped down a rare rise of temper as he
stood behind the small home in Bartonville and stared at the surrounding tall
firs. The blatant disregard for standard procedure—standard procedure
everywhere—made him want to punch someone.
An unusual urge for him.
“My deputy is a rookie. He’s young,” said the gaunt Clatsop County
sheriff, brushing rain from his cheek. “I think shock took over. Haven’t had a
violent death in this town in four years, and it didn’t help that he knew the
victims.” Sheriff Greer shook his head, pity in his gaze. “He sincerely
thought he was helping.”
Zander exchanged a glance with FBI special agent Ava McLane. She
rolled her eyes.
Fewer than a thousand people called Bartonville home. The tiny coastal
town sat on the banks of the massive Columbia River, not far from where it
emptied into the Pacific Ocean. The city was remote, separated from
Oregon’s heavily populated Willamette Valley by the hills of the Coast
Range and thousands of acres of timber. Zander’s drive from Portland had
taken a little less than two hours.
At their feet one of the victims was zipped up in a body bag. Zander and
Ava had silently viewed the young man inside before she’d gestured for the
tech to close the bag. Ava’s face had been blank, but a spark of rage had
shown in her eyes. The man’s face would be permanently imprinted on
Along with the condition of the man’s dead wife inside the home.
There had been a rocky start to the investigation. The first responding
deputy had cut the rope when he saw Sean Fitch hanging from the backyard
tree. Three other deputies had tramped through the scene and moved both
bodies during their response. An initial declaration of a murder-suicide by the
sheriff had wasted precious hours before the medical examiner showed up
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