Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. The place had an unsavory reputation. Under hypnosis both the woman and Church seem to have a strange link back to the Strauss murder. Not one of the better Hallmark mysteries. But in discovering the how, she forgot the who. During renovation demolition, the bones of a teenage girl who went missing fifteen years ago were discovered. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy — but who does he work for? In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate.
While city detective scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon and Jeff Reinhart are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard. But as this student weaves his tale, it becomes clear that there is much more to this story than meets the eye. A sleuthing garage sale maven suspects foul play when her friend dies in an old house with a cursed reputation. Back in the day movie houses always had hidden rooms and staircases the better to serve the villain's nefarious ends. That past once calm and domestic, becomes a menacing element, almost fantastic, seen from the top of public life, seen from the Summit.
But it turns out her life was riding on it as well. A house that's being put up for sale has one of those and a staircase. As she digs into this deadly mystery, she uncovers clues that bring her closer to the truth, and even put her own life in danger. Putting her keen instincts to work, she examines a few key suspects. Two things bothered me with this one.
This all starts when Lori Loughlin's friend Janet Kidder borrows an antique statue for display in the house for buyers. . It also has a peephole into the bedroom for voyeurs or for some blackmail photography. A sleuthing garage sale maven suspects foul play when her friend dies in an old house with a cursed reputation. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead.
Kidder is the listed real estate agent and there's a lot of money riding on this for her. Forensics should have been able to find something and the 'souvenir' the perpetrator kept of the killing was the final nail on that coffin. To prove that there's no such thing as evil spirits haunting the place she has herself videotaped sleeping at the place. As she digs into this deadly mystery, she uncovers clues that bring her closer to the truth, and even put her own life in danger. No one can figure it out, she's just dead. But Loughlin is fortunate to have a computer nerd son who helps immensely.
Putting her keen instincts to work, she examines a few key suspects. . . . .
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