Hi all. Wow! This book has certainly been picking up speed.
Well, so far, the red paint seems to be the biggest factor and lead they have so far to connect any one event with another. The vandalism to the house on Old Mill Lane, Charley, the house on Holland. We also have a file that Georgette secretly hid with very suspicious and incriminating emails.
Celia has remembered something else the night her mother was shot. Zach's name being mentioned by her mother. On Zach's riding lesson, he tells Celia where her father went over the cliff. This is the same place he took a picture of after talking to Ted. Can we guess what the connection is? Do you think that maybe Celia's mother suspected Ted and Zach of conspiring to kill her father?
I really am not liking the way that Celia's son, Jack, is clinging to Alex. Learning to love him, and acceptance, but clinging and actually turning away from his mother in a way seems creepy to me...even for a 5 yr. old. Alex's buying of affection really only goes so far, the rest is up to the child. I wonder if Alex is secretly telling Jack things about his mother.? That would certainly fit the feelings we have of Alex being suspect...oh well, just not liking that situation alot, .
How about Thomas Madison? What a lovely guy, so upset by Georgette's death. Too much of a hurry to be back to his comfy normal life. I am not saying he is a suspect, just, ugh, the author made his character ugly right away, at least to me.
Charley is just way too lax about the whole thing. Questioning and hiding stuff, he just doesn't seem all that worried...I wonder if he has any idea of the gravity of the situation.
I think Thomas is just the 'typical' greedy relative, who can't wait to get his hands on whatever he can of Georgettes estate. He's there to wrap things up as fast as he can with no real feeling for Georgette or her friends. He's there for the money.
Charley is way too lax, but I really don't think he is the brightest light, he knows he's done things to vandalize but I don't think he 'gets' it.
I agree that Alex is manipulating things at home with both Jack and Celia. I think his game is to have her 'comitted' and can then get his hands on her money. I'm not sure what would happen to Jack at this point.
Celia's memory is coming back, and I think by the end of the story she will have rememberd everything about that night. I am glad she is getting in contact with her old therapist. I'm afraid he might become crucial to her remaining in control of herself and dealing with what is happening around her.
The red paint is leaving quite the trail, and is leading the police to Charlie, and I don't think he will be able to keep his mouth shut no matter how much Ted threatens him. I fear he may end up dead next.
I also wonder about the 'girlfiend' of Ted's who is calling for money, I hope she comes forward with what she knows. I'm sure she could put Ted behind bars if she talks.
I also wish Celia would tell the truth of who she is, at least to the DA. I don't think anything is ever lost by tell the truth, anything worth having anyway.
Well, that's what I'm thinking for now, will check back later, to read/respond to others. Areo this is a real cliffhanger and is getting harder and harder to leave alone. Good choice. Thank you for your work with this, I am enjoying it alot.
I'm still behind, too, Jackie. I keep falling asleep while I try to read. I don't know why it's happening but it's taking over my reading time. I'm going to start reading earlier today. I'm sorry for being late. Forgive me?
No rush, like I said before, let me know if it is too much. When everyone is caught up, we'll continue.
I remembered something and went back to check. I am not so sure I believe that Georgette was overheard saying that she would never tell she recognized her. I think that is a definite set up. But others are getting awfully suspicious of Celia's ease of things...directions to Holland House and St. Joe's instead of St. Joseph's. It's funny how we ourselves might worry about things but others catch us doing the things that reveal us most.
I wish Celia would tell one person the truth...that is the prosecutor.
oooo, this is going to give myself away, I'm only to the part where Celia has made a decision to make an appt. to speak with her old attorney. The prosecutor didn't take too kindly to her "refusal" to let them in the house to talk to her, but hey, Jack was right by her side. I'd've done the same thing, but maybe not in the tone in which is written, sharp as I recall. I know it's her nerves and fear that are making her appear guilty. I hope as I read along, catch up, that she decides to tell the truth to the prosecutor, too. He is her best bet.
I'm heading in to read now. I know I said I'd start earlier but fell asleep before I picked up the book this time. In my living chair, though. Woke up a hour and a half later. Now I'm not so tired any more.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Nov 22, 2009 13:32:26 GMT -5
Well, well, well....... the plot THICKENS! It's like a regular who done it!
I can't hlep but wonder either if Ted and Zach conspired to kill Celia's father. Obviously it would appear that Celia's mother had some money AND Ted and her may have been having a fling. Let's face it..... Ted's a sleeze bucket.
You know.... there's something about those calls though to Charlie..... almost has a "female" kind of feel to it don't you think? Makes you wonder IF Robin's not more involved. (I still think Alex and her are having a fling)