Ruthless (Annie Carter Series, Book 5)
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Annie Carter should have demanded to see their bodies lying on a slab in the morgue, but she really believed the Delaney twins were gone from her life for good. Now sinister things are happening around her and Annie Carter is led to one terrifying conclusion: her bitter enemies, the Delaney twins, didn't die all those years ago. They're back and they want her, and her family, dead. This isn't the first time someone has made an attempt on her life, yet she's determined to make it the last. Nobody threatens Annie Carter and lives to tell the tale...
God, I can see it now. That night when he hurt Precious,’ she said, advancing towards him, ‘you were skulking in the toilet because you couldn’t face looking at those monitors, seeing what he was going to do. You didn’t even have the balls for that.’ Junior looked up at her, his face red with shame. ‘Look, what I did was nothing. I just started the fire in your office and a couple of other little things. It was money for old rope. I didn’t know he’d actually kill . . .’ He hesitated. ‘Her
‘Also fine, I suppose.’ Annie drew in a shuddering breath. ‘It’s no good, is it, Doll. This is how it’s going to be, from here until eternity. She hates me.’ ‘I told you. She don’t hate you, not really. She’s pissed off with you, that’s all.’ ‘She’s seventeen. She’s not a child any more. She ought to be able to understand things a bit better now, but she sodding well refuses to. It’s not bloody fair. He was the one who acted like an idiot, and I get all the grief.’ ‘Tea at the Ritz on
Layla’s schooling was of the utmost importance. ‘I don’t want you to go!’ shouted Layla, and started sobbing again. ‘Please, Daddy, don’t go.’ ‘We’ll still see each other. As often as you want. I’ll come to London to see you, and you’ll come out to see me,’ said Max, rubbing his daughter’s back soothingly. ‘It’s not the same.’ Annie could only stand there, feeling sickened and powerless. This was a bloody disaster. Max was supposed to have been gone before Layla got home – to avoid a scene.
God’s honest, I don’t,’ said Moira, blood all down her front and dripping on her hands as she pawed at her face. ‘You better not. I find you’ve been lying to me, I’m coming back.’ ‘I don’t know.’ Annie counted off two hundred, dropped the notes on the carpet. Then she put the kiyoga back in her pocket, went to the door, sent a sweet smile to the man sitting at the end of the hall, and left the building to report back to Max and Alberto. 69 ‘Is that it, do you think?’ Precious wondered aloud,
It couldn’t be. Not just like that. It couldn’t. She walked fast, aware of watchers parked in cars, her father’s people. She hurried along, head down. Precious, dead. No. Please no. She walked, faster, faster, out of the square and away. She half-wondered if Bri would come after her, check that she really was being picked up. Her breath came in ragged gulps. She was aware that she was crying, but only vaguely, and she was alone. Would he come now, would he try to snatch her again? Rufus