Left to Vanish (An Adele Sharp Mystery—Book Eight), стр. 1

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(An Adele SharpMystery—Book Eight)

B L A K E   P I E R C E

BlakePierce

Blake Pierce is the USA Todaybestselling author of the RILEY PAGE mystery series, which includes seventeenbooks. Blake Pierce is also the author of the MACKENZIE WHITE mystery series,comprising fourteen books; of the AVERY BLACK mystery series, comprising sixbooks; of the KERI LOCKE mystery series, comprising five books; of the MAKINGOF RILEY PAIGE mystery series, comprising six books; of the KATE WISE mysteryseries, comprising seven books; of the CHLOE FINE psychological suspensemystery, comprising six books; of the JESSE HUNT psychological suspensethriller series, comprising nineteen books; of the AU PAIR psychologicalsuspense thriller series, comprising three books; of the ZOE PRIME mysteryseries, comprising six books; of the ADELE SHARP mystery series, comprising thirteenbooks; of the EUROPEAN VOYAGE cozy mystery series, comprising six books (andcounting); of the new LAURA FROST FBI suspense thriller, comprising three books(and counting); of the new ELLA DARK FBI suspense thriller, comprising sixbooks (and counting); of the A YEAR IN EUROPE cozy mystery series, comprising ninebooks); of the AVA GOLD mystery series, comprising three books (and counting);and of the RACHEL GIFT mystery series, comprising three books (and counting).

ONCE GONE (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1), BEFORE HE KILLS (A Mackenzie WhiteMystery—Book 1), CAUSE TO KILL (An Avery Black Mystery—Book1), A TRACE OF DEATH (A Keri Locke Mystery—Book1), WATCHING(The Making of Riley Paige—Book 1), NEXT DOOR (A Chloe Fine Psychological SuspenseMystery—Book 1), THE PERFECT WIFE (A Jessie Hunt PsychologicalSuspense Thriller—Book One),  IF SHE KNEW (A Kate Wise Mystery—Book 1), and MURDER (ANDBAKLAVA) (A European Voyage Cozy Mystery—Book 1) are each availableas a free download on Amazon!

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BOOKS BY BLAKEPIERCE

 

RACHEL GIFTMYSTERY SERIES

HER LAST WISH (Book#1)

HER LAST CHANCE (Book#2)

HER LAST HOPE (Book#3)

 

AVA GOLD MYSTERYSERIES

CITY OF PREY (Book#1)

CITY OF FEAR (Book#2)

CITY OF BONES (Book#3)

A YEAR IN EUROPE

A MURDER IN PARIS(Book #1)

DEATH IN FLORENCE(Book #2)

VENGEANCE IN VIENNA(Book #3)

ELLA DARK FBISUSPENSE THRILLER

GIRL, ALONE (Book #1)

GIRL, TAKEN (Book #2)

GIRL, HUNTED (Book#3)

GIRL, SILENCED (Book#4)

GIRL, VANISHED (Book5)

GIRL ERASED (Book #6)

 

LAURA FROST FBISUSPENSE THRILLER

ALREADY GONE (Book#1)

ALREADY SEEN (Book#2)

ALREADY TRAPPED (Book#3)

 

EUROPEAN VOYAGECOZY MYSTERY SERIES

MURDER (AND BAKLAVA)(Book #1)

DEATH (AND APPLESTRUDEL) (Book #2)

CRIME (AND LAGER)(Book #3)

MISFORTUNE (ANDGOUDA) (Book #4)

CALAMITY (AND ADANISH) (Book #5)

MAYHEM (AND HERRING)(Book #6)

 

ADELE SHARPMYSTERY SERIES

LEFT TO DIE (Book #1)

LEFT TO RUN (Book #2)

LEFT TO HIDE (Book#3)

LEFT TO KILL (Book#4)

LEFT TO MURDER (Book#5)

LEFT TO ENVY (Book#6)

LEFT TO LAPSE (Book#7)

LEFT TO VANISH (Book#8)

LEFT TO HUNT (Book#9)

LEFT TO FEAR (Book#10)

 

THE AU PAIR SERIES

ALMOST GONE (Book#1)

ALMOST LOST (Book #2)

ALMOST DEAD (Book #3)

ZOE PRIME MYSTERYSERIES

FACE OF DEATH(Book#1)

FACE OF MURDER (Book#2)

FACE OF FEAR (Book#3)

FACE OF MADNESS (Book#4)

FACE OF FURY (Book#5)

FACE OF DARKNESS(Book #6)

 

A JESSIE HUNTPSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE SERIES

THE PERFECT WIFE(Book #1)

THE PERFECT BLOCK(Book #2)

THE PERFECT HOUSE(Book #3)

THE PERFECT SMILE(Book #4)

THE PERFECT LIE (Book#5)

THE PERFECT LOOK(Book #6)

THE PERFECT AFFAIR(Book #7)

THE PERFECT ALIBI(Book #8)

THE PERFECT NEIGHBOR(Book #9)

THE PERFECT DISGUISE(Book #10)

THE PERFECT SECRET(Book #11)

THE PERFECT FAÇADE(Book #12)

THE PERFECTIMPRESSION (Book #13)

THE PERFECT DECEIT(Book #14)

THE PERFECT MISTRESS(Book #15)

THE PERFECT IMAGE (Book#16)

THE PERFECT VEIL (Book#17)

THE PERFECTINDISCRETION (Book #18)

THE PERFECT RUMOR (Book#19)

 

CHLOE FINEPSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE SERIES

NEXT DOOR (Book #1)

A NEIGHBOR’S LIE(Book #2)

CUL DE SAC (Book #3)

SILENT NEIGHBOR (Book#4)

HOMECOMING (Book #5)

TINTED WINDOWS (Book#6)

KATE WISE MYSTERYSERIES

IF SHE KNEW (Book #1)

IF SHE SAW (Book #2)

IF SHE RAN (Book #3)

IF SHE HID (Book #4)

IF SHE FLED (Book #5)

IF SHE FEARED (Book#6)

IF SHE HEARD (Book#7)

THE MAKING OFRILEY PAIGE SERIES

WATCHING (Book #1)

WAITING (Book #2)

LURING (Book #3)

TAKING (Book #4)

STALKING (Book #5)

KILLING (Book #6)

RILEY PAIGEMYSTERY SERIES

ONCE GONE (Book #1)

ONCE TAKEN (Book #2)

ONCE CRAVED (Book #3)

ONCE LURED (Book #4)

ONCE HUNTED (Book #5)

ONCE PINED (Book #6)

ONCE FORSAKEN (Book#7)

ONCE COLD (Book #8)

ONCE STALKED (Book#9)

ONCE LOST (Book #10)

ONCE BURIED (Book#11)

ONCE BOUND (Book #12)

ONCE TRAPPED (Book#13)

ONCE DORMANT (Book#14)

ONCE SHUNNED (Book#15)

ONCE MISSED (Book#16)

ONCE CHOSEN (Book#17)

MACKENZIE WHITEMYSTERY SERIES

BEFORE HE KILLS (Book#1)

BEFORE HE SEES (Book#2)

BEFORE HE COVETS (Book#3)

BEFORE HE TAKES (Book#4)

BEFORE HE NEEDS (Book#5)

BEFORE HE FEELS (Book#6)

BEFORE HE SINS (Book#7)

BEFORE HE HUNTS (Book#8)

BEFORE HE PREYS (Book#9)

BEFORE HE LONGS (Book#10)

BEFORE HE LAPSES(Book #11)

BEFORE HE ENVIES(Book #12)

BEFORE HE STALKS(Book #13)

BEFORE HE HARMS (Book#14)

AVERY BLACKMYSTERY SERIES

CAUSE TO KILL (Book#1)

CAUSE TO RUN (Book#2)

CAUSE TO HIDE (Book#3)

CAUSE TO FEAR (Book#4)

CAUSE TO SAVE (Book#5)

CAUSE TO DREAD (Book#6)

KERI LOCKE MYSTERYSERIES

A TRACE OF DEATH(Book #1)

A TRACE OF MUDER(Book #2)

A TRACE OF VICE (Book#3)

A TRACE OF CRIME(Book #4)

A TRACE OF HOPE (Book#5)

 

CONTENTS

 

CHAPTERONE

CHAPTERTWO

CHAPTERTHREE

CHAPTERFOUR

CHAPTERFIVE

CHAPTERSIX

CHAPTERSEVEN

CHAPTEREIGHT

CHAPTERNINE

CHAPTERTEN

CHAPTERELEVEN

CHAPTERTWELVE

CHAPTERTHIRTEEN

CHAPTERFOURTEEN

CHAPTERFIFTEEN

CHAPTERSIXTEEN

CHAPTERSEVENTEEN

CHAPTEREIGHTEEN

CHAPTERNINETEEN

CHAPTERTWENTY

CHAPTERTWENTY ONE

CHAPTERTWENTY TWO

CHAPTERTWENTY THREE

CHAPTERTWENTY FOUR

CHAPTERTWENTY FIVE

CHAPTERTWENTY SIX

CHAPTERTWENTY SEVEN

CHAPTERTWENTY EIGHT

CHAPTERTWENTY NINE

CHAPTERTHIRTY

CHAPTERTHIRTY ONE

CHAPTERTHIRTY TWO

CHAPTERTHIRTY THREE

CHAPTERTHIRTY FOUR

CHAPTERTHIRTY FIVE

CHAPTERTHIRTY SIX

CHAPTER ONE

At night, the reddish hue ofCastle Sforzesco could just be glimpsed amidst surrounding trees in the arms ofMilan. Signora Calvetti admired the view as her sedan pulled through the gateddriveway, stray gravel crunching beneath the tires.

The driver glanced in the mirror,tipping his hat once. “Are you sure you don’t want help with the luggage,Signora Calvetti?”

Gianna pulled her single bluesuitcase close, patting it affectionately with a gloved hand, and shook herhead, silver curls shifting about her high cheekbones, feeling her diamondearrings swish. “Thank you, Enrico, but no. You might think me old andill-abled, but I can carry this small thing myself.”

Her driver flashed a starlightsmile. “You

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