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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Forty-Seven

Sifting through Tyler’s love letters brought waves of emotion.

Raven giggled and cried at her lover’s chosen words. And lover he was. His adoration contained within his notes proved it.

Tyler had never forgotten her. He had reasons for staying on the farm, which…

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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Forty-Six

Raven counted fifty-two pink envelopes scattered on top of her bedsheet. Tyler had written the weekly love notes but never sent them.

Why did he have to hold back, or did he merely lose his nerve?

She wished she could ask him, but Tyler…

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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Forty-Five

After years of study, Raven gained graduate status. Now in her mid-thirties, Raven seemed to have it all.

Along with a degree in plant biology, Raven achieved expertise in jousting, martial arts, and logistical reasoning. She had broken free of boredom long ago, hoping…

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