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Heart Stopper by R J Samuel

Heart Stopper by R J Samuel

Author:R J Samuel [Samuel, R J]
Language: eng
Format: epub, mobi
Tags: Lesbian, Suspense, thriller
ISBN: 9781470139681
Amazon: 1470139685
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: 2012-03-02T00:00:00+00:00


CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

Priya had refused Tara’s invitation again and had walked down to the petrol station at the corner to buy a sandwich. She ate her lunch at her desk. The routine act of eating and the sounds of people entering and leaving the clinic dulled the memories but the pangs of jealousy remained sharp.

Annoyed with herself, she threw the half-eaten sandwich into the bin and emptied her briefcase onto her desk. She picked up Liam’s file which fell out. Where was Tara’s second detailed description of Liam’s heart attack? She remembered that she’d seen some handwritten sheets in amongst the typed sheets of the papers Daniel had sent Catherine. She had separated them into the pile that didn’t fit into any category and hadn’t got to them yet.

She found the sheets and was about to read them when Reyna walked in without knocking. Her eyes were cold and Priya saw them go colder when Reyna noticed the half-eaten sandwich in the bin.

Priya spoke before Reyna could say anything. “I’m sorry, I got caught up in this stuff.” She waved the sheets of paper, the feebleness of the gesture not creating enough of a draught to cool down the heat of her face as she lied. “Did you have a nice lunch?” She looked at the clock on her phone, “I thought you had to go directly from there?” The light tone felt forced but she kept her expression casual.

Reyna stared at her, as if trying to get into her head, and then she said, matching Priya’s nonchalance, “Yes, lunch was delicious. I just popped back in to get my… bag.”

“Find out anything useful?”

“I’m meeting them again tomorrow morning at their offices. I plan to get all the financials from them, for the Research Company.”

Priya waited for an invitation to join them but Reyna nodded a curt goodbye and turned to leave the office then paused and turned back.

“I won’t be back here till Monday, can I take the material Daniel sent Catherine. I think it might be better if I held on to that stuff for the moment.”

“Wow, must have been an interesting lunch.” Priya couldn’t keep the bitterness out of her voice.

“It would be safer, that’s all.” Reyna looked at her watch and grimaced. “Sorry, I really have to go.”

Priya’s muscles felt stiff as she gathered up the relevant papers, grateful that they were still in separate bundles, and handed them to Reyna who took them and left without another word.

Priya examined the doodles she had drawn on her notepad. The afternoon had slipped away. Tara was handling all the new patients for the moment and had finished at 4 p.m. She was in a good mood leaving, looking forward to her day off the next day. Priya could hear the chatter of the nurses. She had held on to Liam’s file and she looked through it again. Daniel had asked for more information from Tara in March. He’d made her write it out in detail. Priya thought back, Daniel had been moody and withdrawn for the last few months.



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