By Sharon Sala
Her "father's" deathbed confession finds that Holly's genuine father was once in all likelihood the infamous serial killer often called "The Hunter," and that her mom gave Holly as much as keep her lifestyles. however the Hunter used to be by no means caught—and Holly's mom easily vanished.In seek of her previous, Holly leaves either her domestic and Bud Tate, the good-looking ranch foreman she's afraid to like, horrified by way of the information that the blood of a wicked killer may well run via her veins. Haunted, pushed, she searches for The Hunter and hopes her mom used to be wrong.But her seek results in a poor fact not anyone may have imagined, or even Bud's choice to stick to and guard the girl he loves is probably not adequate to avoid wasting Holly from the terrors of a previous turn into current.
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You were a quiet but strong-willed child. As you got older, you have become less strong-willed and more willing to abdicate leadership to others. Go back to your roots, my daughter. Resurrect that strong-willed child in you, because I fear you’re going to need her. The warning made Holly shudder. ” When a burst of police sirens sounded from the street behind her, she glanced up in her rearview mirror to see the arrival of an ambulance. Police cars had cordoned off the scene, while a policeman in regulation rain gear was directing traffic away from the area to a temporary detour.
Oh, my God! Bud! ” “I was cutting the baler twine off some hay bales and got caught in the middle of a dispute between those two damned herd mares. ” “Is it bad? ” “I’m okay, honey. I’ll just wash it off, wrap it up and—” Holly wasn’t buying it. “Come with me,” she said, and led him into her room, then through to her bathroom. ” “Don’t worry about the blood. ” The towel fell into the sink as he began to slip one arm from a sleeve. Before his coat was off, Holly saw the gaping wound on the palm of his hand.
She had the degree, but had left the dream on the back burner. “Thank you. ” Bud laid down his fork and leaned back in the chair, watching the smile on her face spread to her eyes. It was good to see her smile, even if it was just for a few moments. ” he asked. “Thirteen, almost fourteen, but I had seven precious years under her tutelage. Everything I learned about being a woman I learned from watching her with Dad. She adored him and us so much. ” Her voice trailed off as memories overwhelmed her.