By Lauren Kelly
Awealthy, charismatic, and arguable "benefactress of art," Drewe Hildebrand disappears from her property at the Hudson River, probably kidnapped within the evening. Her younger niece, Marta, present in a desolate woodland within sight, is just too traumatized to explain the kidnappers. A provocative express of avant-garde "bio-art" that features a blood masks of Drewe Hildebrand is disrupted via protestors. during this, her 3rd suspense novel, Lauren Kelly explores the startling international of "bio-artists" and their admirers, reading the intermingling of personal, inscrutable explanations with public mask of dominance and gear; the ways that religious yearnings could be remodeled into worldly, erotic appetites that eat the blameless.
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Lying to civilians is a legal police tactic in the United States, it’s outrageous, if they can’t ﬁnd criminals to match crimes they arrest innocent civilians and try to ﬁt the crimes to them, and all of this perfectly legal. My God, trying to say that I, Virgil West, would wish to ‘take revenge’ on Drewe for any reason, as if I would wish to injure a woman, and a girl, this is outrageous! ” Virgil wiped at his perspiring face with a wadded tissue. His voice had grown loud, reckless; the sheriff’s deputy peered inside my room, to see if the old molting-buffalo man in the painted-stained clothes was dangerous.
But I had no doubt he was well paid. If Noah had been home on the night of the abductions, he’d have heard screams. He’d have heard a vehicle or vehicles drive up. Maybe, Drewe wouldn’t be missing now. Maybe, I wouldn’t have been found dazed and deranged huddled beneath a shanty in Shale River Mountain State Park. I hoped Noah didn’t blame himself. I hoped his absence from 55 lauren kelly Chateauguay Springs on that particular night didn’t strike detectives as suspicious. Magdalena was saying hotly, “Noah is right, those people are vultures!
His hair, stiff as a brush, was the wan hue of wood shavings, lifting in two distinct wings from his painedlooking forehead. He was no age I could guess: mid-thirties, late twenties? There was something mysterious about him, withdrawn. In Drewe’s presence he was politely reticent, for Drewe liked to tease him, as she teased certain of her employees for whom she obviously felt some attraction, and Noah was easily embarrassed. But sometimes I overheard Noah talking and laughing with Magdalena, when Drewe was nowhere near.
Blood Mask: A Novel of Suspense by Lauren Kelly