By Linda Howard
Roanna Davenport used to be raised a filthy rich orphan on her grandmother's exceptional Alabama property, Davencourt, the place she had a keenness for horses, a genius for difficulty, and a deep love for her cousin, Webb. yet every body anticipated Webb to marry their ravishing cousin, Jessie. whilst he did, Roanna's hope turned not more than the stuff of desires -- till the evening Jessie was once stumbled on bludgeoned to dying.
After the stunning homicide of his spouse, Webb left for Arizona, forsaking the legacy that he had as soon as believed was once all he sought after. yet then an all-grown-up Roanna walked right into a dingy bar in Nogales to deliver him domestic; the mischievous sprite he had recognized ten years previous used to be not more. long gone, too, was once her hearth. as a substitute was once ice that melted at his contact. Webb is drawn again to Davencourt, to Roanna, and to the killer that after destroyed his lifestyles and waits just for the opportunity to complete the job....
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I hate you," she whispered thinly to her absent cousin She cowered against the cabinets like a frightened little animal, her heart pounding against her ribs with a force that almost made her faint. " Roanna lay huddled tensely in her bed. She was cold with misery despite the heat of the summer night, and sleep was as distant now as it had been when she had first escaped upstairs to her room. The hours since Jessie had caught her kissing Webb had been a nightmare. The uproar had, of course, brought the rest of the household running.
If she would eat better with her meals served on a tray in the peacefulness of her bedroom, or even out in the stables if she preferred, then that was where she'd have them. If being separated from the family made her feel exiled, rather than the relief he thought it would be, then he'd eat out in the stable with her. This simply couldn't go on, because Roanna was starving herself to death. Impulsively he scooped her onto his lap, the way he'd done when she was a youngster. She was about five-seven now, but not a lot heavier, and fear clutched at him as he encircled her alarmingly frail wrist with his long fingers.
Her hands stuffed into her mouth as if to keep another scream from escaping, Roanna slowly backed away from Jessie's body. Her brown eyes were wide and unblinking, the expression in them curiously blind. Aunt Gloria rushed into the room despite Uncle Harlan's belated attempt to stop her, with Lucinda close behind. Both women stumbled to a halt, horror and disbelief stunning them to immobility as they took in the gory scene. Lucinda stared at the tableau presented by her two granddaughters, and every vestige of color washed out of her face.
Shades Of Twilight by Linda Howard