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Child of Darkness (Gemini) by V. C. Andrews

By V. C. Andrews

She grew up within the shadows of lies.
Now the earlier will come to light.

As a baby, she used to be child Celeste, the only factor that stored her mom involved with fact. yet now her mom is in an establishment, and sixteen-year-old Celeste Atwell is by myself on the earth. followed by way of a filthy rich couple, Celeste has every little thing a lady may hope: fashion designer outfits, luxurious autos, even a good-looking boyfriend. yet her indulgence may perhaps come at a steep rate -- simply because the secrets and techniques hidden inside her new relatives are too risky to maintain lower than wraps....
additionally within the bestselling Gemini sequence from V.C. Andrews®-- ensure that you do learn Celeste and Black Cat, on hand from Pocket celebrity Books!

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It was already hot and I had missed half the day. My balcony was now bare and I had no cover from the people walking back and forth. Sweeping, 56 / How to Get Into tHe twIn Palms walking, dogs shitting. I stared out toward The Calcutta. There were red and blue cups littering the front yard. There were Christmas lights blinking on and off on the top railing. I shook my head and sat down. I stared down to my cigarette-hiding place and saw that they were gone too. ” My neighbor with the homemade haircut was leaning into my balcony from his mother’s balcony.

That was the kind of girl he wanted me to be. Karolina WaclaWiaK / 55 I WOKE UP LATE. I DIDN’T HAVE ANYWHERE TO go anyway. My head hurt and I had forgotten to wash my face. My eyes hurt from the caked on makeup and my skin felt slick. I went to the bathroom and took a look at myself. I thanked God that I hadn’t let Lev in. I wiped the soot caked around my eye and looked at my nails. Cracked polish, chipped like skylines and worn down to nubs. They hurt and were inflamed. I poured hydrogen peroxide over each finger.

A kabanos. I didn’t care who saw me. The sausage was dry because I had left it unwrapped in the refrigerator and it tasted like jerky. I had a jar of horseradish next to me and I would dip the sausage into the jar and pull out a clump at the tip and eat it. That mixed with the cigarette I was furiously inhaling made my breath hot and sour. I leaned back in my chair and heard a creak and snap. The crack at the bottom of the chair was getting worse and I didn’t care. I snuffed out the Misty and started another one.

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