By Alice Loweecey
It’s been over a 12 months on the grounds that Giulia Falcone fled the convent, and her new case is the stuff of nightmares: she’s going again. Giulia’s former greater normal has employed Driscoll Investigations to verify that the surprising demise of Sister Bridget, a younger beginner, used to be a suicide with the intention to squelch a lawsuit. Did anything force Sister Bridget to desperation? Or used to be she murdered? collecting each ounce of braveness to confront her previous, Giulia dons the feared habit—putting a significant damper on her budding romance together with her boss, Frank—and returns to the Motherhouse to enquire. What she uncovers is lower than holy . . .
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Extra info for Back in the Habit (A Falcone & Driscoll Investigation)
When Frank hired Giulia away from the coffee shop below his office, Giulia trained the new barista. Mingmei, Giulia’s opposite in practically everything, became something Giulia hadn’t had in ten years—a female friend. Close relationships were still frowned on in the convent. At first, Giulia didn’t even know how to carry on a light conversation. But then Mingmei caught Giulia reading Cosmo magazine at lunch, and Giulia explained her need to catch up on the past decade. Without Mingmei’s fashion advice, Giulia might’ve worn a beige turtleneck and gray skirt on tonight’s date.
Frank tapped the horn as he drove away in the opposite direction. Too soon, she stood at the end of the Motherhouse driveway. Six Like a hallway in a nightmare, the long, curved driveway up to the Motherhouse’s front door seemed to stretch as she walked along it. At its end, the century-old five-story building filled the horizon, despite the illusion of distance. Giulia felt as intimidated as Maria did in The Sound of Music when she first saw the von Trapp mansion. Funny, since this experience was the exact opposite.
All the backstabbing and power grabs. One of the unexpected benefits of jumping the wall had been freedom from Mary Stephen forever. So much for that. Deep breaths. Keep walking. You’re here on a tourist visa. In a few days you’ll be back in the office fending off Sidney’s endless badgering for convent stories. She hurried up the stairs and rang the doorbell. It opened a moment later on a plump, smiling, wrinkled old nun. Giulia forced thoughts of raisins from her head. “Welcome, Sister! We’re so happy to have you.
Back in the Habit (A Falcone & Driscoll Investigation) by Alice Loweecey