ALEXA UNDERWOOD is going to uncover the truth.
A truth so dark, so sinister, that it will turn her world upside down.
But Alexa can see through the ruse; she can see that Thomas lacks compunction and will stop at nothing if it means money in his soiled pocket.
Alexa knew when she started unraveling Thomas’s shroud that she would be in danger. She just had no clue how much.
Alexa Underwood is going to uncover the truth. But she will have blood on her hands before it’s over.
God, it was hard to breathe.
Stinging, bitter smoke clawed at my nostrils, dragging me from a sleep so deep I could have been in a coma. My mouth was dry and full of cobwebs, and my tongue felt like an Eggo waffle that had been forgotten in the freezer sometime last year. At first I thought my lips had bits of paper glued to them. Then I realized it was just my skin, as it peeled away in curly little shreds from the tender tissue underneath. As the smoke seeped into my lungs, some corner of my groggy brain realized that whatever was burning smelled like rubber, or maybe plastic with a hint of kerosene. And it stank.