Absent Light by Eve Isherwood

By Eve Isherwood

Helen Powers used to be a scenes of crimes officer for the West Midlands Police. It-s 4 years because the case, concerning the demise of a tender teenage woman, shattered her profession. In an try to rebuild her lifestyles, she now works as a portrait photographer. however the previous isn't so simply left at the back of- After a chain of inexplicable and harsh assaults on her, Helen fears that somebody is out to take revenge. For Helen, although, it is only the beginning of anything extra own and sinister. eager to confront her demons and redeem herself within the face of a powerful adversary, Helen quickly reveals that neither time nor the weather are on her side...

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He said nothing. Just stood there with his lop-sided smile. “Please, Adam, please…” “It’s all right,” he said soothingly. “She’s in here. She’s not really dead. ” Heart in her throat, Helen followed him down a dark corridor into a small, windowless room. A pile of clothes lay in a corner. She knew the body was underneath. “Go on,” he said encouragingly. ” She nodded, as if in a dream, crossed the room, drew back the clothing, saw the face. Her face. “Christ Almighty,” Helen sat up and switched on the light.

Having plastered herself in her mother’s Chanel body lotion, she dragged on a robe and went to a wardrobe in one of the guest bedrooms. She still kept some clothes and make-up at home. She didn’t know why she did it. It wasn’t exactly a safety net because, 27 wary of being tagged an only child of wealthy parents, she was fiercely self-reliant. To prove the point, she’d moved out when she was seventeen in a dramatic bid to find both personal and financial independence. It proved harder than she thought.

Lovely. ” “God, no,” Helen laughed. “This isn’t school. Just relax. Try not to think consciously about smiling. ” “Sounds dirty,” Freya laughed. “Behave,” Helen joked. “I’ll ask you to perform certain actions, maybe turn away and look at the door as though a friend’s just walked in, that kind of thing. ” Freya looked intrigued. “Your story,” Helen said, taking a light reading. “Wow,” Freya said, her face gleaming with excitement. ” “I can but try,” Helen laughed. She didn’t know why but somewhere, crouching in the back of her mind, she had the vague suspicion that Freya might be connected to the mugging.

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