By Josh Lanyon
#4 within the companions IN CRIME sequence! fans and different Strangers by means of Josh Lanyon getting better from a close to deadly twist of fate, artist Finn Barret returns to Seal Island in Maine to leisure and get better. yet Seal Island is haunted with stories, a few candy, a few unhappy; 3 years in the past Finn discovered his lover within the palms of Fitch, Finn's dual brother. on account that that day, Finn has noticeable neither Conlan nor Fitch. actually, not anyone has visible Fitch. What occurred to him? Did Fitch run away, as all people believes? Or did he meet a extra sinister destiny? to place the prior to leisure - and spot if there is any probability of a destiny with Con - Finn needs to observe the reality. however the deeper he digs, the extra cause he has to worry Con is the one one that is aware what really occurred to Fitch... physique artwork by means of Jordan Castillo rate His lover has betrayed and swindled Ray Carlucci out of every thing he valued, together with a tattoo enterprise. Hounded via collectors, weary of middle, he accepts the activity of chauffeur and physique guy for the demise proprietor of a distant property. The island, minus its prosperous summer time colony, is colorless in iciness and Ray thinks he is familiar with why employees at the property periodically wasteland. yet, he is baffled via, then interested in, Anton, the eccentric artist who haunts the wooded area, bringing unusual existence to extraordinary and disquieting sculptures amidst the ice and bushes. whilst the physique of a guy who as soon as held Ray's activity rises from the frosty earth, Ray wonders what half Anton's wildness has within the escalating violence.
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Which pleased them inordinately. Finn and Fitch had always pretended to not think much of him, and Fitch had gone out of his way to be frankly offensive on more than one occasion, but the fact was, they both had frightful crushes on Con. Granted, he was very good-looking, like the prince in a fairy tale or a romance novel — a living, breathing embodiment of the kind of man their grandfather had painted into his illustrations. In fact, looking back, Finn realized that Grandy had probably used a few earlier models of Carlyle's for inspiration.
But it was Finn who had started it, not Con. It was Finn who had made the mistake of coming back here, coming back to Seal Island. He should have let well enough alone. He should have left this place and all its memories to slide into the past and sink to the bottom of his consciousness. "Rest for a minute. " Con was worrying aloud. "These headaches... I keep forgetting you're only a couple of days out of the hospital. little air," Finn said desperately, because he couldn't think while Con's hands were moving in conscious or unconscious caress on his shoulders, and Con's face was mere inches from his own.
Con had stopped walking. " It was the first and only thing he said to Con that night. He kept walking, and when Con realized he wasn't going to stay and chat, he came striding after him. "I know you're hurt. I'm sorry. I'm truly sorry. I wouldn't hurt you for the world. " Finn had stared straight ahead, calculating how far to the beach, and then how far from there to the road that cut through Bell Woods. "It was a mistake. I don't even know why... stupid. I'm very sorry. Sorry you saw it, sorry it ever happened.