By Cody McFadyen
For FBI targeted Agent Smoky Barrett, her colleague’s marriage ceremony is reason for party. till a girl staggers down the aisle—incoherent, donning just a white nightgown. A fingerprint payment determines that she’s been lacking for almost 8 years. Her coldly effective captor toyed together with her brain and physique, imprisoning her, depriving her of any touch with the skin global. As Smoky matches jointly the items of what continues to be of the victim’s fractured lifestyles, a chilling photo emerges of a cerebral psychopath who doesn’t take homicide for my part, by no means makes a mistake, follows his personal sinister common sense, and has set the correct trap.
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A stray she found. ” I ask, though of course it’s not the most important question. The important question belongs to something unreal. “She guessed it. ” Stupid, I think to myself. Stupid of me, not Bonnie. ” I’m amazed at how level my voice is, how normal. We could be having a conversation about a casserole. “She did. ” He looks away and can’t meet my gaze. This cuts through my shock. I feel a stirring of fear in my stomach, a dark churning. “Tommy. ” He shakes his head. “No. I need you to hear it from her.
Doc also confirmed the evidence of electrical scarring. The perp shocked her, probably with a car battery or something like it. ” James frowns. ” “He went for areas of concentrated nerve endings or areas that would cause psychological trauma. ” “Punishment,” I murmur. James glances at me, absorbing this. “Go on,” I tell Alan. “No drugs found in her system. No other identifying marks, no tattoos. He estimates her age at early to mid-forties. No broken bones, though she does have some old calcification on her left wrist and a couple of left ribs.
There comes a time where I start to see too many similarities between them and me, and too few differences. More than once I wasn’t sure I’d find my way back to me. I always have, but my swims began in my twenties. Bonnie is only thirteen. She’s still forming. A decade is a lifetime of change at this age. She hunted down a cat and shot him in the head, because she wanted to feel what the monsters feel. Her tears and her brief despair aren’t enough. They won’t ensure her survival as herself. I try to push away all the protectiveness I feel for her, the desire to wipe away her tears.
Abandoned: A Thriller by Cody McFadyen