Final Breath by Kevin O'Brien

By Kevin O'Brien

Firstly, the deaths appear random. a tender Portland couple brutally murdered in a video game long past awry...a Chicago girl who plummeted to her loss of life from an place of work aspiring screenwriter asphyxiated in his big apple condo. however the macabre souvenirs tv reporter Sydney Jordan gets trace at a connection that's either own and terrifying. After occasions in her personal existence went unsuitable, Sydney fled to Seattle together with her teenage son. yet rather than getting a clean commence, Sydney is suffering from unusual occurrences. a person is observing, somebody who is familiar with her intimately...someone who is simply ready to play your next step in a twisted online game. She is his selected one. each homicide is an indication, and shortly, Sydney will comprehend why every one sufferer needed to endure - and why she's the following in line.

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They were too busy planning for your big Olympic moment. ” By the time Sydney was nineteen, people compared her to her idols, Dorothy Hamill and Peggy Fleming. She’d also turned into an attractive young woman, and not just on the ice. The braces came off, her complexion cleared up, and she had developed a toned, taut body. No one would ever call her awkward-looking again. S. Nationals. She didn’t make the Olympic team for the 1992 games in Albertville, but she came in at thirteenth place and was written up in several newspapers and magazines.

Sydney shed her sleeveless top and started washing her face. Their ghost. For Eli, she always tried to shrug it off as an amusing little curiosity. In truth, there was some kind of other presence in this place. It was why she’d been able to get a six-month lease so cheap. Even with her respectable salary from the network, Sydney couldn’t have afforded any of the other apartments in Tudor Court. But this unit was different. Under Washington state law, the property management company was required to tell potential renters about the suicide here in Apartment 9.

As soon as he left the room, Sydney got back on the phone. “Sorry. Listen, I—I don’t want to report anything. ” She figured if someone had actually broken into their house and he was still around, a police presence might discourage him from trying again tonight. “We’ll check it out,” said the woman on the phone. “Thanks very—” Sydney fell silent at the sound of a click on the other end of the line. She realized she was talking to no one. Sighing, she hung up the phone. She worked up a smile for Eli, who now stood in her doorway.

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