By Charlaine Harris
Former long island urban version Nickie Callahan is asking ahead to the simple lifestyles whilst she strikes to the sleepy collage city of Knolls, Tennessee. however the ladies of Knolls aren't secure. And as Nickie will get swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she needs to take issues of justice into her personal fingers.
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A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris