What Sarah Saw: Without a Trace, Book 1 (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #132)
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The only witness when a single mother mysteriously vanishes? Her three-year-old daughter. FBI agent Sam Pierce needs to question little Sarah. Yet child psychologist Jocelyn Gold will barely let him near the girl. Or herself. The tragic conclusion to a kidnapping case broke Sam and Jocelyn apart years before, and their hearts still haven't healed. But for the child's sake--and her mother's--they must join forces to uncover just what Sarah saw.
Please continue,” Sam said in a no-nonsense voice, his professional facade completely in place. “I was left to watch thirteen children. I did my best. I didn’t expect Jennifer to be gone long.” A defensive tone entered the woman’s voice. “I understand. No one is blaming you for what happened.” For a few seconds a sympathetic smile cracked Sam’s sober expression. “I want to help that poor baby. I can only imagine what she’s going through right now. So much has happened to her over
there are the Martin brothers. I have to admit there are a few people who never come into Loomis, but I don’t see someone like that doing this. Why would they?” “That’s a good question. Why?” Sam pointed toward the last room at one end of the hallway. “All of them will be checked out. Sarah is with her teacher. She has a puppy and doesn’t want to let it go.” “A puppy? How?” “The man used it to lure her to him.” “Sarah’s always wanted a pet, but Earl wouldn’t let her have one.
He let her go in New Orleans because he could not be what she wanted, an open man who shared himself. If she knew about his little brother, she might walk away with hate in her heart for him. He couldn’t stand to see that in her eyes. He would carry the burden of his brother’s disappearance alone. Then maybe his guilt would be appeased. He made that decision when he realized she wanted too much from him. He couldn’t share his past with her. Yet he needed her help right now. With
back to the station and start working on coordinating a search of Loomis and the surrounding countryside. He can get the word out to the townspeople, too.” “What if the boat is gone?” Mr. Dupree started for the squad car. “I’m hoping it is. That’ll mean we’re on the right track. If that’s the case, we’ll use the sheriff’s department’s airboat.” Not fifteen minutes later Jocelyn stood on the old pier and stared at the unoccupied space where the Dupree skiff should have been. Hope
happened after that?” He sank back against the wall behind him. “I continued going to a therapist, and my dad and I began a ritual we followed every year after that. We planted a tree on the anniversary of her birth. She loved the outdoors, spending her spare time out in our yard tending her gardens. I still plant a tree on her birthday wherever I’m living. Then I can look out at it and remember her. If I need to talk to her, I sit under it and tell her what’s on my mind.” “A tree?”