By Kaye C Hill
Lexy Lomax has run clear of her obnoxious husband, taking along with her a funky part million of his ill-gotten earnings and a homicidal chihuahua known as Kinky. Holed up in a decrepit log cabin at the Suffolk coast, Lexy unearths herself unsuitable for the former proprietor of the cabin, a personal investigator, now deceased. earlier than she understands it she's embroiled in a cocktail of marital infidelity (possibly), lacking cats (probably) and poison pen letters (definitely). Oh, convinced - and a homicide or two... ""Crisp prose and a plot laced with animal tomfoolery will preserve readers amused and longing for a sequel."" Publishers Weekly ""A pleasant romp with an admirable pair of protagonists. . . hugely recommended."" i like a secret
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Martyn Lomax appeared virtually confident. He was once conscious that Lexy braided brightly colored bracelets within the evenings, and offered them for funds the place she may well. He hadn’t wondered her any more, and she or he and Gerard Warwick-Holmes controlled to fulfill a couple of extra instances in the back of his again. Lexy even visited his shrewdpermanent South Kensington flat one afternoon. That used to be all till her dad picked up a newspaper and observed a photograph of his daughter and Gerard Warwick-Holmes within the gossip column. TV’s Mr Heirloom turns out to have obtained a bijou treasure of his personal, the column ran. yet she’s no vintage… After a barrage of livid questions about how and whilst and the place that they had met, and the way the hell lengthy it have been occurring, and the way the hell outdated Gerard used to be, Martyn Lomax had ultimately thrust the paper in her face. “Has this bastard attempted something on with you? ” “Nope,” Lexy responded, brick-red and unblinking. “So why don’t i think you? Oh Lexy – he’s acquired you mendacity already. We’re speaking approximately anyone who lives within the shallow, fabric, narrow-minded international that we rejected years in the past. ” “That you rejected,” Lexy burst out. “I by no means acquired an opportunity. besides, you’re satisfied sufficient to observe his shallow, fabric, narrow-minded television exhibit a week. ” “That used to be earlier than I realised he’d been screwing my sixteen-year-old daughter. ” there has been a terrible silence. At that second Lexy hated her dad, hated him for making what she and Gerard had sound grubby. She simply desired to damage him, and stick with it hurting him. “Actually, he’s requested me to marry him. ” Martyn Lomax went light. He glanced down on the crumpled newspaper back, spoke quietly. “What may your mom imagine? ” “This could be the mom I haven’t heard from for eighteen months simply because she’s extra fascinated with saving the planet than being with me? ” It was once too on the subject of the reality. Lexy stared at her dad’s receding again, already regretting her phrases, yet too proud to confess it. Her campaigning mom used to be by no means coming again, they usually either knew it. She used to be most likely within the Philippines via then, attempting to cease unlawful logging. Or chasing a eastern whaling boat. Stuff Lexy used to care approximately. yet what was once the purpose? We have been all going to hell in a handcart besides – a minimum of that was once what Gerard reckoned. may besides benefit from the journey. Lexy groped in her beaded bag for her cellular phone. “Can you return and get me? Now? ” She by no means observed her dad back. Lexy walked slowly into the log cabin, washed her eco-friendly bounty and simmered up a pan of couscous. “I’m gonna make a hedgerow salad similar to we used to within the van,” she known as to Kinky, a bit too brightly. “And it’s besides my outdated guy taught me my aconite from my elder, otherwise you will be following Mrs Todd by yourself day after today. ” while she had accomplished consuming, Lexy leaned again at the couch subsequent to Kinky, and collected her previous digicam back. It had a brand new movie in it, by no means used. Touching the wood espresso desk for good fortune, she took off the lens cap. “Smile,” she acknowledged to Kinky. He glared at her, yet she took the image besides, relieved to listen to a well-recognized click on.