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Outpost (Razorland #2) Opposition (Lux #5)

They’ll die if they do. It was a vow. I’ll end them. I won’t allow them to hurt you again. You got me? He needed Zac to believe that.

‘This chat is disturbing,’ said Peterson, who was sitting in a chair by the small window. ‘I just put in the keyword suicide and I’ve got pages and pages where Keith is talking about killing himself, and exactly how he would do it. Listen to this: I’d turn off the lights in my flat. It would be the one time I would let the darkness envelop me. I’d take a hit on the gas canister and pull the bag over my head, filling it with gas to stop me from panicking. I would then draw it tight and breathe, taking in great gulps until I passed out. I’d just slip away, painlessly, easily… like a dream which never ends.’‘When was this dated?’ asked Erika.

Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky #3)

‘This was three years ago, early on in their correspondence,’ said Peterson.‘I’ve put in a search for the words wheelchair and disabled,’ said Erika, working at her laptop. ‘There are only fleeting mentions from Night Owl, one talking about seeing a disabled man in the street and how sorry she felt for him, and another minor mention. He’s never told her.’‘She talks here about being scalded by her husband,’ said Peterson, after a silence. ‘It’s dated around the same time. He tried to rape her and she ran and locked herself in the bathroom. He came after her with a pan of boiling water, punched her in the face and then put her in the bath, half-unconscious, stripped her and slowly poured the scalding water over her naked body. She says she was badly scarred, but didn’t go to the doctor until a week later and only because the sores became infected.’

Kushiels Scion (Imriels Trilogy #1)

‘Did she say who he was? Does she name the doctor?’ asked Erika.‘No, but she says that the doctor didn’t believe her when she said her husband had burned her.’

Erika looked up at Peterson in horror.

‘She says the doctor thought that the medication she was taking, coupled with chronic lack of sleep, was making her hallucinate… She’d previously come to him with similar burns when she had accidentally filled a bath with scalding water and stepped into it. Her husband had, in the past, confided in the doctor about her psychotic episodes and she had previously been sectioned.’Wait, Julian called, following Sophia along the trail. Soph, please—

The two of them disappeared around a bend in the rocky path, and took that last small need for control with them. Etta’s breath left her like she’d taken a punch to the lungs, and she brought both fists to her eyes, pressing the freezing skin there to cool the thoughts racing behind them.If what Sophia said was true, and Etta had every reason to doubt her, then Henry clearly had never got the full story. He never would have risked separating the Thorn families from one another. God, what if a child was born in a completely different century than his or her parents—what if one of those children running wild in the house in San Francisco found themselves locked inside a violent time, in a place where they had no friends, and couldn’t speak the language, much less ask for help?

Incarnatio (Darkyn #8)

Etta remembered what it felt like to have Nicholas’s hands on her face, the way his fingers had run along her skin as if he could paint his feelings onto it. She remembered the way Nicholas had trembled, just that small bit, when she’d lain down beside him in the darkness. The warmth of his lips on her cheeks, her eyelids, every part of her, and how he’d given her his secrets. She remembered the way her fear had broken and dissolved against him, how carefully he had held her together each time she came close to shattering.How quickly his mind worked, how earnestly his heart believed, how desperately he’d fought for everything in his life, including the belief that they could be together. In her heart, Nicholas was a song in a major key, bold and beautiful.

But Etta remembered, too, the way it had felt when the Thorns had reached for her, embraced her, claimed her with a thousand smiles and questions, trying to defeat the lost time between them. She remembered hearing her father’s music join her own. She remembered her city, how its occupants and streets and trees had been blown into the same shifting, swirling cloud of ash.She needed to talk to Nicholas; she needed to touch him, and kiss him, and know how he had hurt himself, know how she could help him. But there were a hundred men between them on the beach, and now, even more dauntingly, a hundred questions between them that Etta couldn’t begin to answer.

There’s so much darkness to this story, there are times I feel suffocated by it, Henry had said. How these things came back around. How everything circled back to the astrolabe, again and again and again.No—Etta shook the thought away as hard and as far as she could.

Julian jogged back to her, running his hands back over his hair, breathing hard. She wouldn’t listen. There’s something else going on that she’s not telling us, I’m sure of it.Etta nodded, keeping her back to the rock as she circled back to watch what was happening on the beach below. She found Nicholas immediately—it would have been impossible to miss him standing beside the old man, a short distance from the cave’s entrance. He stooped slightly, to better hear what Ironwood was saying. Nodding, he stepped forward, cupping his good hand around his mouth to relay the message to the others.

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