Ties That Bind ( Detective Madison Knight Series Book 1)
Detective Madison Knight concluded the case of a strangled woman an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is found in a park killed with the same brand of neckties, she realizes they’re dealing with something more serious.
Despite mounting pressure from the sergeant and the chief to close the case even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars, and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than stopping a potential serial killer, Madison may have to go it alone if the murderer is going to be stopped.
evidence from him. “Nobody’s perfect.” Her cell phone rang. Glancing at the caller’s identity, she realized it was Cynthia so she answered. “Tell me you have news.” “Why don’t I ever get a hi, how are you doing Cyn? Nope it’s always get to the point.” The line fell silent. Madison was slightly distracted by Richards’ eye contact. “Fine,” Cynthia continued. “I’ve got news for you. Get up here.” “Okay, we’ll be right up.” Madison snapped her phone shut, addressed Richards. “Thanks for your
and she’d see him fall. He tightened the tie around her neck and pulled it tighter. She came to just like the Asian had. Those moments flashed back through his mind. Her eyes bulged, pleading with him. His mother’s arms tried to move under him but were powerless. He pulled tighter, feeling her body tense up underneath him, and then the arms stopped moving. ***** Madison couldn’t get the car to the address fast enough, even with the lights flashing. They never garnered the same attention in an
with this?” His responses were quickly becoming defensive. “Did you?” “I will not dignify that with an answer.” “Okay, so your mother called you in the middle of the afternoon. Why?” “She said that the toilet got backed up, and she needed me to come over and shut off the water.” She couldn’t hear any running water. Surely by now an overflowing toilet would have caused quite a mess. “Did you turn the water off?” He looked like he’d been kicked in the solar plexus. His forehead tightened; he
who came across as caring and sympathetic at first. At least she was when she thought they were making arrangements to either adopt or leave their expectant baby there. But as soon as they stated the nature of their visit, her attitude changed. It left Madison slightly self-conscious about her midsection. “You’re not fat.” Terry tried to reassure her. She knew she wasn’t, but still for a stranger to surmise that she was pregnant. “If she thought you were pregnant, she must have thought just
you’re trying to convince yourself of? Because what I see is an outcast. Never held a job longer than two months. I can understand how all this would move you to make the one woman accountable for all your suffering. Your mother.” “No…she didn’t…” “She didn’t…what Mr. Frost?” She was taunting him, waiting for him to break. Rage flared in his eyes. She was getting to him. But then instead of yelling and demanding a lawyer, he dropped his head forward, fanning fingers through his hair. “You