Welcome back to the second meeting of the book discussions. Hope everyone enjoyed reading these chapters.
More characters have been introduced in these chapters, and the previous characters have been elaborated upon. Has anyone's opinion about certain characters been reinforced?
I really like this prosecutor, Jeffrey MacKingsley. He really spoke to Celia Nolan with respect and handled the evidence so professionally. I also like that he was around when Celia's mother was shot, but did not form an opinion. Hmmm, he said he had a personal interest in the case of vandalism...what is it?
Henry Paley claims a key to a small room was there when he showed it last. Georgette just accepts it, and then is found dead. Does Henry play a role in the vandalism to Celia's house? Is he trying, or was he trying, to sabotage Georgette's sale to benefit him, due to his lack of partnership value?
Someone knows who Celia is. She gets a call and the newspaper is stuck in Georgette's bag. Hmmm.....
In these chapters they said that the symmetry on the skull carved into the door was perfect. This is someone, I believe, that has alot of creativity and artistic ability. We also know that the perpetrator was someone older than a juvenile, according to the placement of the skull.
Are you now thinking the guilty party is someone other than who you originally thought?
I don't think Ted Cartwright knows that Celia is Liza Barton. I think he is worried that it will be found out that he was the cause of Celia's mother's death. He is very conniving, and maybe he and Marcella are a perfect match, . I think he may be doing other underhanded things with his business, and this lends to making him suspicious, and cautious, and interested in why the police are making a big deal of the vandalism.
So, are you forming opinions about some of the newer characters introduced? Maybe they play a big part in the vandalism, maybe a small part.
In these chapters, Celia's wealth also seems to be pinpointed for some reason.
Well, I think Jefferies interesst is in a 'good' track record as he wants to run for mayor. I think Henry, is just interested in money and getting Georgette to buy him out. Yes somebody knows who Ceila is, not sure who. I think the carving was done by the stable 'man' who is being paid by Ted. I think it is just to scare the people into moveing not because he/they know it's Liza living there. Ted is a real B****** That's what I can come up with off the top of my head, I'llbe back later when I've had time to mull this over.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Nov 12, 2009 7:07:08 GMT -5
I agree with you Mary..... Ted's a conniver and he's up to no good... he's been wanting Georgette's and Henry's property on Route 27 (or 24); after all he's a developer. She (Georgette) didn't want to sell but her partner Henry did. But; Henry doesn't strike me as the "murdering type". Ted is though but I can't see him getting his hands dirty "directly."
It's possible the stable man is the vandal.....
Yes; someone knows who she (Celia) is but I don't think it's Ted otherwise I think he'd be skipping town (if he was smart) I believe Celia's husband knows who she is though.
Celia has money in her own right. I'm not sure whether Alex really has that much. I wouldn't be surprised if Alex isn't trying to have her commited OR cause to her to commit suicide (or have her killed then make it look like suicide).... Whoever's doing it is already forcing her to shows signs of "instability" to the general public. Once the truth comes out about her background what better time than to have it happen. It wouldn't be a surprise to the public ... all sympathy would be lavished on Alex since he "adores her" HUH!
The reporter is going to play a larger role; it's possible she may even befriend Celia.
I'm telling you..... Robin and Alex are a thing. I can feel it in my bones!
I agree with you Blossom, about Alex possibly tring to have Celia committed or dead. I didn't think of this but it fits. I wonder just what the state of his finances is??? After thinking it over I'm not sure that landscaper is up to any good either, I remember that he did 'carvings' so perhaps it was his handywork on the door?? But I still don't like that stable man.... I do think that the reporter and the prosecuter are impartial and will help Ceilia, I do wish she would talk to the prosecuter and tell him the truth, pehaps in front of Alex...
That Walsh detective guy sure has it in for Celia. He's the one who's going to break with the news as to who she is, I think. I am wondering, too, who it is that knows who Celia really is. We know that Georgette did, but there's somebody else, whoever is calling her and leaving the messages, and the newspaper clipping in the barn.
I'm thinking about Alex. He's a lawyer. Do you think there was something that came up at work that led him to Celia? I just don't trust him. I'd thought the same thing about him trying to drive her crazy. I hadn't thought about him and Robin.... could be.
As far as the reporter, Dru, and the prosecutor, I also agree that they will end up helping Celia. I don't think it is going to be much farther in the book where she will be outed. They both seem to really be after the truth.
I'm too tired to think anymore tonight. BB tomorrow.
Getting back to Alex and Robin, she had red, swollen eyes when Dru went to see her after Georgette died. I'm wondering why she would have been crying if there was something going on between her and Alex.
And I see where Charlie is the one who did the damage to the door and house. But who is controlling him?
I read too far ahead so had to go back and see where I was supposed to leave off. Bad girl. But I just got carried away with the good story.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Nov 14, 2009 14:21:17 GMT -5
Look forward to the new chapter readings Antoinette.
Actually; the only time I read these days is when I crawl into bed. Sets the mood for sleep. However; and don't laugh... what happens with me sometimes is I'll have a couple of books on the go at the same time.... comes down to whichever one is handy on the bedside table. (in this case if I'm behind in my reading I concentrate more on the one on hand..... this one that we're all reading) So; this is good!
Dave's asked me a few times how I can read 3 different books at once! Usually they're totally different.
Okay, so I figure we all can handle another 100 pages again. The following week is Thanksgiving for some so I figure most will be too busy to read too much. The next readings will be chapters 24 through 39 (pp. 150-252).
Just wanted to add....I can't say that I totally dislike this Zach guy, even though he is not the nieghborhood sweetheart. He definitely has a plan up his sleeve.
Jackie, I am reading two books at this time too, . Actually, the other I am reading would have been great for book club, but I was already reading it so that wouldn't be fair, . I haven't read it since we started the club, but I am anxious to get back to it. It will be one of my recommended readings that I am currently compiling.
I do the same thing with having a few books going. I keep one in the car for when I'm waiting, like at the beauty salon, dr's office, wherever (just not the stop sign!) Sometimes I have to go back and figure out what's been happening since the last time I picked it up.
I bought the second Twilight series book today. It was inexpensive and I have to see what all the talk is about. I'm also just started reading Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman. He writes about Alex Delaware who is a child psychologist and helps out with crimes, I think in LA. Really good books.
I also read more than one book at a time, Sue, the Twilight books are a good read, I read the set last spring. Aero, thanks for the next chapters, but the page numbers are not the same in my book, do you have a large print book??
No mary I don't have a large print book. The chapters should run the same so just go by the chapter readings. Chapters 24-39. I think the next discussion should be on Thursday and not the regular Wednesday, due to the walking and exercising we all will be doing for World COPD Day.
I saw the movie "Twilight" and look forward to the next movie...I have been thinking of reading the series though.
Jonathan Kellerman...I read something of his and it isn't coming to mind yet, . But I do remember it was good. I guess reading so much I confuse some books.
There are many J. Kellerman books to read. Although they aren't like a series, they do involve most of the same main characters and it's good to get to know them and how their lives interconnect.
Can't wait to start talking on Thurs, although I 'm not finished with the chapters yet. I keep falling asleep! It's not that the book is putting me there as the book is great. I just need to start reading earlier in the evening.