By Béatrice de Goutel
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Move there and your secret is safe. There’s lots of rich kids who are black sheep. It’s got more than its fair share of East coasters with no idea where they want to be or who they want to be. ” “Copeland’s an East coaster. ” “Bo said something about a trust fund he lives on. Must be pretty sizeable because he lives about a mile outside of town on ten wooded acres by the river. In fact, it’s just down a bit from the bridge where Jake tried to hang himself. ” “Yes. Bo mumbled something about that.
The pressure around his throat increased until each breath became a life or death fight. Run, he thought. Run hard and escape. Yes, it was the same detached terror from forty-one years ago. He was able to sprint like a champion then, but it didn’t do him any good. The end result was still a life of suffering and loneliness. The storm subsided. Jordan sucked in a deep breath, the primal grip on his throat suddenly releasing. The knife-like pain in his chest mellowed to a dull throb. He could handle that, he figured, as he glanced down to his chest.
Jane could now add two more acute senses to her newfound, overly active body. An hour later, Jane was seated in the doctor’s waiting room, wondering why the carpet suddenly smelled so pungent. Even though she was the first appointment of the morning, the doctor was still not on time. Her irritation grew with each passing minute. Her thoughts turned to fifteen-year-old Jake Van Gorden and her impatience piqued. The more she thought about the drive to Midas and the plausible conclusion that the kid was a runaway and the strange notes sent to his parents were his way of getting his parents to pay attention to him…well, it wasn’t what she needed right now.