The Company You Keep (Kendra Clayton Series Book 1)

By Angela Henry

Difficult as she attempted, twenty-eight-year-old Kendra Clayton by no means particularly broke out of her fatherland of Willow, Ohio. Now she works part-time as a GED teacher and beefs up her source of revenue by means of hostessing at her uncle’s eating place, absorbing the neighborhood gossip. It’s a quiet existence, yet Kendra hasn’t given up desire that at some point Mr. correct will stroll throughout the door. meanwhile, her sleepy hole is set to get a impolite awakening, and Kendra is set to get a few excitement—though it’s now not rather what she had in brain.

When her good friend Bernie's boyfriend, a infamous womanizer, is brutally murdered, either she and Kendra are implicated within the crime. the one means Kendra can keep herself—and the good friend she believes is innocent—is by means of performing some investigating of her personal. And the nearer she seems to be, the extra suspects she finds.

Jordan used to be a guy that girls enjoyed and hated—usually while. Now considered one of them has crossed that skinny line. yet among Jordan’s previous and current conquests—and a sequence of emptied wallets and vengeful hearts—which you'll be a killer? As Kendra’s interest attracts her deeper into the case, she additionally will get into an unforeseen allure to a guy who might carry the lacking piece of the puzzle—if she will be able to continue to exist lengthy sufficient to place it jointly.

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Bernie, there is extra to it than that. What approximately chance? You have been at paintings Friday morning and Jordan had your automobile. Archer road is numerous blocks clear of the literacy heart. How have been you imagined to have killed Jordan and gotten again to paintings taking walks prior to an individual spotted you have been long past? " I reasoned. She thought of what i would stated for a minute yet nonetheless did not glance confident. "If the police wish me to be to blame, then they will give you the chance for me to have performed it. it can definite make issues more straightforward for me if Vanessa have been responsible, and if i did not do it, which may merely depart her. " it is going to resolve her present challenge yet i did not have the guts to inform her that it could actually additionally rake up outdated questions of what fairly occurred to Raymond Hodge. the reply to that one died in addition to Althea Gibson. Why did Althea refuse to inform Bernie what occurred? may well she have simply been protecting her from the data that Raymond died of his wound or that most likely Althea herself accomplished off what Bernie begun? i think that no matter what occurred, Bernie's mom observed it as a chief chance to achieve keep an eye on over her daughter. Bernie should have felt a debt of gratitude to her mom for purchasing her out of a foul scenario. "Kendra, in case you do not brain, i'd relatively now not speak about this anymore. " "Sure," I stated, after which a suggestion got here to brain. "Bernie, simply how did you discover out approximately Jordan and Vanessa? " She gave me a glance of natural annoyance. "I bought an nameless observe within the mail. " one other observe? What the hell used to be happening? 5 Monday morning I awakened evil. i assumed of 1000000 purposes to not visit paintings. i presumed again to the glance on Bernie's face whilst I advised her concerning the word I had came across. i presumed she used to be going to spew lemon cake all around the patio. may perhaps the 2 notes be attached? i understand how humans can be once they comprehend your guy is dishonest. they cannot look forward to you in finding out approximately it, whether they need to let you know themselves. might be that is the entire letter was once approximately. i attempted to get Bernie to inform the police concerning the letter and she or he stated no. She'd thrown it away, or so she claimed. while i attempted to get her to alter her brain, she requested me to depart. i would pretty well made up my brain to name in in poor health while it dawned on me that this could be the final complete week of sessions on the literacy middle. we might have a four-week holiday, within which i wouldn't be paid, after which resume for an eight-week summer season consultation. i assumed approximately all my accounts and the truth that i would already used so much of my ailing go away while I had the flu again in January. I dragged my butt off the bed. My again was once nonetheless bugging the hell out of me, which failed to make my temper any higher. Lynette had sprained her again a number of months in the past, and that i puzzled if she had any painkillers left. I needed to name her besides. I nonetheless owed her a cussing out. below an hour into my workday, i needed I had known as in. Dorothy Burgess, my boss, used to be on a rampage. She's frequently lovely cool and laid-back. She in simple terms will get this manner annually round the time she has to get the annual record prepared for the nation Board of schooling.

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