By Alida Winternheimer
Jessica Vernon sees divorce as a chance to begin over, and sinks each final penny into pursuing her dream lifestyles: to jot down books and dwell in a captivating previous farmhouse within the arts group of Skoghall, Wisconsin at the Mississippi River. She imagines her new friends—the painter, the baker, the potter, the vintage dealer—joining her and Shakti, her Golden Retriever, for wine and cheese to have fun her first booklet release.
But she didn’t expect a brand new dog being loads paintings, or the locals being a bit too close-knit, or her farmhouse, which used to be this type of deal, being haunted by way of the lady who used to be murdered there 40 years in the past.
On the up aspect, Jess has stuck the baker’s eye, and the potter has stuck hers. Romance, despite the fact that, is difficult for newly-divorced girls, in particular the haunted ones.
It seems there’s multiple conflict being waged in Skoghall, and if she can’t clear up the homicide, Jess would possibly not live on her first season at the river.
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11 He’s hungry. He’s thirsty. 12 And, even then, he knows that she’s dead. 13 She’s dead, and it’s all his fault. 14 And then it was over. Slowly, the vision faded. Still trembling, 15 he stared at the wall. He felt weak, depleted, as if he could sleep for 16 days. But he couldn’t give in to these feelings. Not with success so 17 close. He had to think of the plan. He had to think of the plan. Soon, 18 it would all be over. 19 And he was finally ready to begin. qxd 9/28/00 3:57 PM Page 8 1 Monday, January 4 2 3 Monday morning.
Among the usual 32 clutter of junk e-mails — a paralegal looking for a downtown sub-33 let, a secretary with free kittens, an associate seeking a financial ort 34 planner — she culled the few messages that demanded immediate reg 35 attention. qxd 9/28/00 3:57 PM Page 11 E Q U I V O C A L D E A T H 1 1 mate: “Welcome back! We missed you and we know you missed us. 1 Let’s shoot for drinks later this week. Cheers. J. ” From Andrea 2 Lee, her friend and comrade on countless late nights: “Can’t wait 3 to catch up.
Everything will be fine. 12 “Madeleine Waters’s office. ” He recog-13 nized the voice of Carmen Rodriguez, Madeleine’s secretary. So far 14 so good. 15 “I’m calling from Chuck Thorpe’s office. Mr. Thorpe has had a 16 slight change of schedule. He’d appreciate it if Ms. Waters could 17 meet him an hour earlier than planned. ” 18 Good. Take control. Remind her that you’re the client. You set the 19 terms. 20 “Just one moment. Let me check with Ms. ” He heard 21 the click of the hold button. And then the interminable wait.