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Death by Deceit (Book #5 in the Caribbean Murder series) von Skye, Jaden (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 07.06.2014
  • Verlag: Jaden Skye
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Death by Deceit (Book #5 in the Caribbean Murder series)

Cindy and Mattheus, finally together, prepare to take time off and live together-when a stunning upset in their relationship tears them apart. Cindy flies home to New York, resigned to never work as a detective-and never see Mattheus-again. And then a shocking phone call comes out of the blue: it is Mattheus. A new body has turned up. Cindy at first refuses-until he tells her who it is: his wife. They finally found her, on the shores of Key West. Brutally murdered, they suspect, by an abusive boyfriend. Mattheus' world is upside down, and Cindy has no choice but to fly back down to the islands and help him uncover what really happened. Why did she turn up now, after so many years? How did she turn up in Key West, so far from where he'd last seen her? Why had she never contacted him? Who was she dating? And have the police caught the right man? Their investigation takes them deep into the underworld of Key West, a gorgeous, idyllic place where the locals gather to watch the sunset every night with an evening drink. It is an enchanting place-but as Cindy learns, it is also a place with a dark underbelly. Cindy prods deeper into the murder and her investigation takes her into the world of an abused woman's shelter. Soon, she is convinced the police have the wrong man. She and Mattheus, thrown together again, reconsider their feelings for one another. But there may not be time: Cindy finds out too much and comes in danger herself. As the murder hits too close to home, it may be too late for them both. DEATH BY DECEIT is both a stand-alone novel, and is also Book #5 in the Caribbean Murder series, following DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1), DEATH BY DIVORCE (Book #2) and DEATH BY MARRIAGE (Book #3) and DEATH BY DESIRE (Book #4). Jaden Skye is author of the #1 Bestselling romantic suspense series THE CARIBBEAN MURDER series, which includes seven books (and counting): DEATH BY HONEYMOON (#1), DEATH BY DIVORCE (#2), DEATH BY MARRIAGE (#3), DEATH BY DESIRE (#4), DEATH BY DECEIT (#5), DEATH BY JEALOUSY (#6), DEATH BY PROPOSAL (#7), DEATH BY OBSESSION (#8) and DEATH BY DEVOTION (#9). She is also author of the romance A PERFECT STRANGER. Jaden has always been fascinated with mystery, wrongful death, lies, deception and the power of the truth to prevail. Her romantic suspense/mystery novels feature strong female protagonists who must overcome insurmountable obstacles, and through them, she seeks to get to the very heart of the nature of justice and love. Please visit www.jadenskye.com to find links to stay in touch with Jaden via Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, her blog, and a whole bunch of other places. Jaden loves to hear from you, so don't be shy and check back often!


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: none
    Seitenzahl: 250
    Erscheinungsdatum: 07.06.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781939416001
    Verlag: Jaden Skye
    Serie: Karibische Morde Vol.5
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Death by Deceit (Book #5 in the Caribbean Murder series)


Cindy looked out over the edge of the balcony at Mattheus's bare, sun-tanned, rippled chest, working in the garden. He looked so happy to be back in his home in Grenada, especially with Cindy beside him. He'd wanted to share his place with someone for so long. It was like a dream come true, he'd said.

Mattheus had bought the small house a few years ago, after his wife Shelly had gone missing in New Orleans, six years ago. After over a year of fruitless searching for her killer he'd come down here to recover and work. Cindy understood why he'd chosen this house: it was off the beaten track, isolated, perched at the edge of a cliff, with a fantastic view of the shimmering, azure sea.

Cindy had been eager to see the house. It was a place Mattheus had talked about often; it meant a great deal to him and he was proud of it. Soft breezes wafted upon Cindy as she watched Mattheus clear the brush to make room for new plantings. There were large rocks on either side of the garden, and incredible trees surrounded it. A winding wooden path Mattheus had built with his own hands gently led down. Although he'd been away awhile, the house had a lived-in feeling, except that the garden was heavy with dead wood that needed to be cleared. Looking around, Cindy wondered what it would be like spending vacation time here alone with Mattheus for a couple of weeks.

"I want you to love every bit of the house," Mattheus had said in the cab, after their plane had landed. They'd sat close, pressed together, enjoying their newfound intimacy. Now that they'd taken the next step in their relationship and made love, the strange tension that had always been there, under the surface, was mostly gone. Mostly, not completely. Cindy wasn't entirely comfortable with her decision to come down to Grenada and stay with Mattheus in his home - everything, she felt, had happened too quickly. Was still happening too quickly.

It was actually strange coming back down here, to the place where she and Mattheus met, where Cindy had taken on her first case as a detective. It had been right after Clint had died, after she'd discovered her own husband's murderer. Life was so different then. She had felt so abandoned and alone.

This time, during their trip down, Cindy had smiled the whole time, looking at Mattheus's handsome, rugged face. He'd kept his arm around her, pulling her close. What a journey they'd been on, she'd thought. It was hard to believe that not only were they still together, but that their relationship had grown.

It felt so good being connected to Mattheus now, to let her doubts and questions about him fade. She thought of the moment she'd consciously decided to trust him, as their last case together was ending. Cindy was ashamed how jealous and suspicious she'd become of him. It was as if a storm had hit her and didn't let up. She'd never felt that way before, and when she finally saw that her distrust was unwarranted, it was a huge relief. As a detective, she needed to be suspicious, but not, she was beginning to realize, in her personal life. She had to learn how to separate the two, or her suspiciousness would tie her in knots she'd never be free of.

"I want you to feel really at home here," Mattheus had said as the taxi neared.

"I'm sure I'll love it," Cindy said, "how could I not?"

People came to Grenada from all over the world to bask in its beauty and be renewed.She deserved to be happy too, didn't she? She needed to start her life over again.

"Maybe this will become your home, too?" Mattheus had murmured in the taxi, stroking Cindy's shoulder slowly.

Cindy had

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