By Ally Carter
1. She isn't crazy.
2. Her mom used to be murdered.
3. sometime she will locate the killer and make him pay.
As definite as Grace is set those evidence, no one else believes her -- so there is not any one she will thoroughly belief. no longer her grandfather, a robust ambassador. now not her new neighbors, who all live to tell the tale Embassy Row. now not Alexei, the Russian boy round the corner, who's preserving his eye on Grace for purposes she neither likes nor understands.
Everybody wishes Grace to place on an exquisite gown and a stunning smile, blocking off out all her unpretty ideas. yet they cannot keep an eye on Grace -- not more than Grace can regulate what she is aware or what she must do. Her earlier has come again to seek her . . . and if she does not cease it, Grace is not the just one who gets damage. simply because on Embassy Row, the nations of the realm stand like dominoes, and one improper circulate could make all of them fall down.
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Now, Gracie, sweetheart. pay attention me out. You have been so younger. ” “I was once thirteen,” I counter, yet he talks on. “It was once irritating. You have been burdened. Your mom …” after which his voice cracks. He can’t examine me anymore. “Your mother’s demise was once an twist of fate, Grace. It was once bad and tragic, however it was once an twist of fate the entire similar. ” “I comprehend what I saw,” I inform him. “The police scoured all of the photos from the close by safeguard cameras. there has been no signal of any guy. there has been no proof of foul play. ” “The bullet wound in her chest looked like beautiful sturdy proof to me,” I say. “You recognize there has been no bullet wound, Grace. We’ve advised you that. I observed the post-mortem file myself, and the coroner’s findings have been very transparent. ” “But —” I commence, yet then my grandfather interrupts with a shout. “It used to be an twist of fate! ” His face is crimson. I can’t inform if he desires to scream or cry. most likely either. i'm speaking approximately his daughter, in any case. “It used to be an twist of fate, Gracie. An coincidence. ” while he says the be aware one ultimate time, it's nearly a whisper. “Think approximately it, Grace. ” Ms. Chancellor’s voice is tender. She attempts to delicate my hair, yet I jerk away. “You’re nonetheless jet-lagged. i do know you haven’t been napping good. You’re exhausted. ” “I be aware of I’m exhausted! That’s why I didn’t say whatever while —” whilst I observed him in Iran, i believe, yet dare now not say. “When what? ” Grandpa snaps. “When i used to be on the party,” I end meekly. “But now i do know it used to be him. i do know it. ” “Forget in regards to the Scarred guy, Gracie. Make your peace. allow her cross. ” He attempts to calm himself. no less than his voice is softer whilst he turns to seem out the window on the urban lighting, the small sliver of inky black sea. “I’ve needed to enable her cross. ” i'll protest. The phrases are emerging up within my throat. i would like to throw open the window and yell out into the road — run round the wall, asserting the reality to the full urban. yet nobody will think me. “Can i am going to mattress now? ” I ask. i attempt to gentle the skirt of my costume that used to be so beautiful as soon as. So beautiful. yet it’s ruined now. There’s little need in status there, being reminded of it again and again. The Israeli embassy appears to be like diverse within the mild of morning. The development itself sits farther again than the opposite embassies in the street, however the Israelis have outfitted a brand new wall that juts up without delay opposed to the sidewalk. it's the purely embassy at the row that has . “Hi,” I greet the defend outdoors the most gates. The safeguard experiences me yet doesn’t say a specific thing. “I’m right here to work out —” “Grace? ” whilst I flip, I observe a small pedestrian-only gate alongside the facet of the construction. that's the place Noah stands, me in the course of the bars. It’s like I’m vacationing him in criminal. Or extra like he's vacationing me. there's a loud buzz after which Noah pushes at the gate, comes towards me. “Well, hi, Cinderella,” he says with a roguish grin. “I must have identified you are going to come again, searching for your slipper. the women constantly get back. yet you’re too overdue. I’ll have you ever recognize the Dowager Countess of Capri used to be in every single place me final evening after your premature go out. ” “That’s nice,” I say.