The way Iris read it—no skirts or dresses with hemlines above the knee, no tank tops, no shorts, no T-shirts with slogans, no underwear showing, and no flip-flops or Doc Martens. It's all here—the flying, the dying, the blood and bombs and bullets, and the sheer joy—and terror—of life at full throttle.
Sue Grafton. Infour teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate—and film the attack.
He was in charge, he made the judgment call, and he brooked no argument. Everybody in this part of the state knows who she is. Petechiae can also be a sign of death by asphyxiation. I was putting my job at risk even to raise the few questions I did.
Not even sixteen and she went off with him like a damn fool.