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By Diane McCarthy

The Spirit of the River, a singular of unusual ardour and beauty, weaves jointly the tales of 2 notable humans. Jack Anson is a tender guy who, after an extreme and non secular adventure, turns his again on a lifetime of privilege to persist with his personal course as a river consultant. Terri Valle is a tender lady decided to beat an upbringing formed by way of her unusual, reclusive mom. while Terri's mom is located brutally murdered, Terri's trip turns into an unreal nightmare via a justice procedure cause on convicting her of the crime. because the case opposed to Terri strikes inexorably ahead, Jack grows an increasing number of wanting to keep the lifetime of the girl he loves. This breakout first novel, wealthy in attractiveness and riveting suspense, will catch your listen and carry you until eventually its surprising end.

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He drummed his fingers a moment on the table, considering. "You've been here a couple of days. " "You know, Miss Valle, if you are under the impression that this is some kind of game, let me disabuse you of that notion. I don't know if you did this or not -" He held up his hand when Terri tried to speak. "And I don't want to know! But you should know this. " "I did not kill my mother. " He sighed and rose to his feet. " He rang for the deputy. "But I'll be back for your arraignment, and we'll have a chance to talk more.

Making love for hours and lying together so long afterwards that it really was dark when, at last, they pulled the curtains back. Breakfast at midnight, the winding ride back down the mountain. Dreaming and half asleep on the river the next day. The arraignment had been delayed because of the July 4th court holiday. When they had jailed her, they had taken away her clothes and given her orange-colored pajamas and a white tee shirt. The pants were so loose she could not move without holding onto them.

His back, shoulders, and arms grew hard and strong, and his face got deeply tanned. There were women, a surprising lot of women, that summer. There were older women, motherly types who, seeing him unhappy, wanted to restore him. There were single women, and some not single, who sought him out and whom he did not refuse. And there were young women who were wary and uncertain of the future, and who did not mind when he said he could make no commitment. It had all been a jumble of intertwined arms, legs, and faces.

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