By Allison Brennan

After a difficult breakup together with her boyfriend, Lucy Kincaid wishes a distinct form of holiday. So she heads west to hitch her brother, an ex-cop, for an extended weekend of snowboarding within the mountains. At a picturesque hotel tucked excessive within the Sierra Nevada, Lucy reveals simply what she’s trying to find: a relaxed retreat undisturbed through web, tv, and mobile phone distractions. She additionally reveals an unforeseen workforce of newlyweds looking their very own idyllic getaway.

But discovering one in all her fellow site visitors useless wasn’t within the brochure. And neither used to be the in a single day storm from snow that leaves the hotel bring to a halt from the skin international. while Lucy’s brother suspects the honeymooner’s demise used to be foul play, he’s mysteriously troubled sick. Now, to maintain him and herself alive, it’s as much as aspiring FBI agent Lucy Kincaid to determine which of the lovebirds trapped within the inn is known as a poultry of prey.

BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Allison Brennan’s upcoming novel Kiss Me, Kill Me in addition to an specific excerpt from an FBI interview with Lucy Kincaid!

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Lucy couldn’t permit her break out. once Grace handed her, Lucy retrieved Patrick’s gun from the holster and, similar to Jack had informed her, took goal and fired. 3 bullets correct behind the snowmobile. She didn’t be aware of the place it was once such a lot weak, and she or he didn’t are looking to shoot Grace, yet she hit the engine. it all started to smoke, and the snowmobile wobbled. Grace’s pantleg stuck hearth and he or she swerved and jumped off, rolling within the snow. Patrick used to be quickly and jumped on Grace earlier than she had an opportunity to retrieve her gun. Lucy held the gun on her whereas Patrick disarmed her and grew to become her face down into the snow. Grace cried out in discomfort, yet Patrick didn’t take her bait. Lucy advised Steve, “Patrick has handcuffs in his glove field. ” He didn’t circulate. “Give me the gun, Lucy. ” “No. ” He moved towards her and Lucy grew to become the gun on him. “Steve, I don’t are looking to shoot you. ” “Just supply me the gun. i must do that. ” He was once wide-eyed with grief. “No. ” Steve progressed and Patrick shouted, “Stop! ” He had Grace’s gun aimed toward Steve. “We have her, Steve. She’s going to felony for the remainder of her existence. ” Tears spilled from his crimson eyes. Steve sunk to his knees, freeing a cry of discomfort. Lucy retrieved and passed them to Patrick. He cuffed Grace and sat her up. “It is over for you, too, Grace. ” “It’s all conjecture. There’s no facts of something. ” “Don’t be so sure,” Lucy stated. “The orange juice you drugged. It’s nonetheless within the fridge. Steve himself is evidence—the subsequent cease is a sanatorium for a blood pattern. ” “But there’s no evidence I did whatever. What you will have noticeable in my condominium? good, I doubt an individual will ever locate it back. ” “I’ll testify. ” “There’s no proof. ” “There’s Vanessa Russell-Marsh’s physique. ” “Nothing connects me to her. ” “Phoenix. ” “A lot of individuals reside in Phoenix. ” “Nelson Russell. ” “Doesn’t matter,” Grace stated, although her self assurance faltered. “You can’t end up I did something to somebody. ” Lucy suspected she used to be right. She stated, “You’re a con artist. You conned Nelson Russell and he despatched his sister to assemble what you stole. She despatched a postcard to her brother that acknowledged, ‘You have been correct. We win. ’ Did Vanessa call for compensation or she’d inform Beth and Steve what you probably did to her brother? maybe that will lead them to suspicious approximately Leo’s lacking funds. Did she threaten to show you over to the police? ” “Vanessa was once a fucking whinge! ” Grace exclaimed. “They employed a personal investigator to discover me, and he or she concept she used to be so shrewdpermanent arising the following and incredible me. however the joke’s on her. ” “You killed her and deliberate to go away, yet you were given greedy,” Lucy acknowledged. “You sought after Steve to promote, so that you driven him more durable. informed him his father had squandered all his cash. elevated the blood strain meds you have been giving him in order that he’d get sicker. perhaps get himself killed, simply because he used to be operating double time to maintain the hotel operating. You had Beth in your facet since you made her think sorry for you. negative Grace, you have been slightly preserving on, you have been anguish since you have been attempting to keep Leo’s dream for his son—while all alongside you have been sabotaging it.

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