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By Joyce and Jim Lavene
The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O’Donnell, is a girl with a present for locating misplaced issues. occasionally it leads her to misplaced keys or earrings—and occasionally it leads her to murder…
Two weeks ahead of the mayoral election, Dae will get sidetracked from her political aspirations by way of a spirit wanting rescuing. An old amber necklace permits Dae to hook up with Maggie Madison, a witch who wishes Dae to rebury her bones so she will be able to relaxation in peace. yet digging leads Dae to a much bigger secret, a forty-year-old homicide with ties to Randal “Mad puppy” Wilson, her mayoral opponent.
Dae desires to run a fresh race, yet city sentiment is blended approximately no matter if she’s utilizing her talents to get the election to head her means. And while she learns that her personal grandfather—the former sheriff of Dare County—might be combined up within the long-buried tragedy, Dae must discover the genuine killer and positioned Maggie to relaxation, earlier than her political occupation finally ends up six toes lower than…
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That are supposed to look after him. He didn’t scare me. ” I shivered as I picked up my cellphone. “Maybe no longer, yet you scared me! Let’s no longer do this back. ” Later leader Peabody acknowledged that it used to be like a cursed spirit had risen from the grave, a hideous sight that he suggestion I’d conjured up from my reward. It used to be the reality. I’ll always remember it. I referred to as leader Michaels, who used to be there with Sheriff Riley in list time. I advised him what I knew, what leader Peabody had confessed to. “We already figured that much,” Tuck Riley drawled. “I checked into what you acknowledged approximately Walt giving Joe a price ticket every week later,” leader Michaels instructed me. “When I spoke with Ms. Walsh, she had the tow truck receipt to end up while her mom and dad came across Joe’s vehicle. while I referred to as Walt’s domestic, i discovered out he’d already confessed once—to his spouse, Patsy. It didn’t take a lot to listen to all of it from her. ” I glanced at my watch. My palms have been nonetheless shaking. “I need to visit Duck Park for the rally. I’ll by no means pay attention the top of it from Marjory and Cailey if I don’t appear. ” “I’ll have Tim take you. ” leader Michaels signaled to the automobile in the back of his. “You ok? ” “I should be. thank you, leader. ” He began to say whatever then shrugged. “No element in me telling you to not permit this occur back. It’s like shouting into the hurricane. ” “I can say it. ” Tuck hitched up his pants. “Quit meddling! You’re gonna get your self killed! ” Tim referred to Trudy and their marriage plans the remainder of the way in which again to Duck. I didn’t say a lot, simply attempting to take the whole lot in. humans replaced with time, i noticed, puzzling over what I’d visible los angeles Donna do and what leader Peabody had performed. I questioned how i'd swap within the subsequent 40 years. I didn’t need to fear approximately not anyone exhibiting up for the rally. there have been not less than 100 individuals with symptoms and banners on the park. such a lot of them had my identify on them—a few stated vote for Wilson. after they observed me, nearly each person begun cheering and applauding. It seemed like no longer all of Duck hated me for locating Mad Dog’s vehicle in any case. I stated a couple of phrases, that have been greeted through extra applause. Marjory, Cailey, Mrs. Euly Stanley and Shayla stood round me like mum or dad angels, beaming on my presence. I observed Kevin within the crowd and smiled at him. i'll inform by means of the glance on his face that he knew whatever approximately what had occurred and had lots of questions. Gramps pulled up in his golfing cart a couple of minutes later whereas individuals of the Duck highschool band serenaded us. i actually felt that it'd be attainable to win the election in spite of everything. It was once a hot feeling in my chest that made me proud to were the mayor of Duck for the final years. The band received quiet, and the applause died down. Marjory brought me back to talk. yet prior to i'll say a note, Mad puppy had driven himself among me and the makeshift podium. “I’d prefer to take a minute to assert thanks to Mayor O’Donnell for her exertions in retaining Duck turning out to be and thriving. yet there’s continuously room for growth. i am hoping you’ll vote for me day after today should you head to the polls.