By Mary Higgins Clark
Ronald Thompson understands he by no means killed Nina Peterson... but in days the country of Connecticut will take his existence, having chanced on him responsible through due technique of legislation. yet Thompson's loss of life won't cease the ache and anger of Nina's husband, Steve. Thompson's loss of life won't nonetheless the fears of Nna's six-year-old son, Neil, witness to his mother's brutal slaying. no longer even the affection and friendship of Sharon Martin, a journalist who's slowly turning into part of their international, will ever erase their sour stories. in simple terms time, probably, will heal their wounds. yet within the shadows a stranger waits, a crafty psychopath who has killed prior to, who has unfinished company on the Peterson home...
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The Lufts should be along any minute. He’d phoned the restaurant and confirmed the six o’clock reservation. They were planning to have dinner and then go to see Selznick’s Gone With the Wind. It was playing in the Carley Square Theater diagonally across the street. M. performance was on now. They were going to the 7:30 showing. He stiffened. A car was coming down the block, was turning into the parking lot. He shrank behind the spruce trees edging the area. It was their stationwagon. He watched as they parked near the restaurant entrance.
The foundation shrubs were too high. Sharon knew that Steve and Nina had lived in this house only a few weeks before her death and that he hadn’t done any of the renovating they’d planned when they bought it. She parked just past the porch steps and unconsciously braced herself for Mrs. Lufts’ rapid-fire greeting and Neil’s coolness. But this would be the last time. That thought deepened her depression. Mrs. Lufts had obviously been watching for her. The front door was yanked open as she got out of the car.
Frowning in concentration, his voice halting, he began to speak. 56 “I was working that afternoon after school in Timberly’s Market. Mrs. Peterson was in shopping. Mr. Timberly had just told me that he was going to fire me because of the time I needed off for baseball practice. She heard him. When I helped her to the car with the groceries, she said . . “ 57 15 The train pulled into the Carley station at nine o’clock. By then Steve’s frantic impatience had settled into deep, gnawing worry. He should have phoned the doctor.
A Stranger Is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark