By Gayle Roper

She serves him breakfast at her café each morning … yet he by no means turns out to note her.
 
Carrie Carter’s small café in beach, New Jersey, is populated with a motley team of locals … even if Carrie simply has eyes for Greg Barnes. He’s convalescing from a vicious crime that 3 years in the past took the lives of his spouse and children—and from the 12 months he attempted to drink his truth away. whereas her center does a cheerful Snoopy dance on the sight of him, he by no means turns out to note her.
 
whilst Carrie’s dishwasher is killed and her younger waitress disappears, Greg reveals himself drawn into supporting Carrie clear up the mysteries … and into her lifestyles. but if Carrie’s personal painful earlier turns into all to offer, her rigorously built global starts off to sink.
 
Will the delicate courting she’s construction with Greg implode from the burden of the luggage they either hold?

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I was glad that whatever her history, and there was a history, she could giggle. ” I was very interested in her answer. Jase was one of three part-time dishwashers at the café. All three were students at the local community college and set their schedules around classes. Jase worked Tuesdays and Saturdays from six in the morning until three, and the last thing I wanted was contention in the kitchen between Andi and him. Andi looked confused. “Why should I have trouble with Jase? I didn’t punch him.

He watched as I rubbed my eraser over a square to get rid of the three possible numbers and leave the one that was correct—I hoped. ” I shrugged. I had no idea. I’d never tried to analyze why. “Carrie likes unraveling things,” Greg said. “Fixing things. Being the one in charge. Proving she’s able. ” I stared at him, and he looked almost as surprised as I felt. He’d given what I thought was a very accurate read, and it was disconcerting to know he understood me that well. I thought he didn’t even see me.

Or his wife. I wanted to cry as I saw Greg’s shoulders hunch and his jaw clench. 4 Life wasn’t fair. Or God was out to get him. Either way, he was knee-deep in chicken waste. You get a little physical with someone and they die on you. He shuddered with the wave of rage that swept over him. He stared at the ocean. What he needed was a hurricane so he could experience the force and frenzy of the water and wind. Exorcise his personal fury. He hadn’t meant to kill. He hadn’t. But the stupid person up and died anyway.

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