Many of the chapters we read dealt with mostly the trial. It continued much as I expected with James Easton becoming more more of a lowlife; even more than he was before.
The thing that most has me wanting to know at this point is about the little stand that squeaks. I am very curious to know how Easton knows about this. I can only figure that he worked with Sal (the older couple) in a moving business. Easton would have had opportunity to handle the furniture or maybe take a look around the house to see what he could take that wouldn't be noticed.
As the story progresses, we learn that Gregg had an accident while he was young that caused him to have episodes of time slipping away. Maybe this is a time period that he became involved with Easton in another way than Easton explains it? It seems though that maybe he is remembering some?
I am wondering if the reason Emily feels empathy towards Gregg for what he is going through is that she received Natalie's heart. Was Natalie a donor? There have also been many small notes about he "theatrical" ways in court. Was her translplant about the same time as Natalie's murder? I can't really recall the exact time frames. Emily even says that she is losing herself and feels like she is becoming Natalie. Has anyone else noticed these little passages in the story?
I wonder what is going to come of this couple, Sal and Belle? Sal briefly recognized Easton from somewhere and I wonder if that will play a big part in the case. It has too, right?
Things with Zach seem to be heating up. I still think that he just spotted Emily and had an obsession with her. Probably the path that his other marriages took. Then, when the marriage goes south he goes beserk. He seems to be losing it and getting anxious, especially with the new evidence and links to the murders he sees on the crime show.
How does everyone think the trial will turn out? I think tha t maybe Gregg will be convicted and then Sal will come forward about Easton and things will be reversed. Zach will try to do something but the heat will be one and he won't be able to complete the job.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Feb 18, 2011 11:58:12 GMT -5
I definitely agree that Emily’s starting to have doubts about Greg’s guilt.
Let’s see… Jimmy Easton’s a sleeze bucket….. slimey. But; I don’t think he killed Natalie. I suspect he was in cahoots with someone to “frame” Gregg but that’s about it. And yes; Sal did finally recognize him as having worked for the furniture moving company and Jimmy may have in fact been one of Gregg’s movers. Now; chances are the table wouldn’t have been in the same spot as when they moved it in (I think he described where it currently was) if they had moved the furniture in but he may have remembered the squeaky drawer. Now; unless he was told where everything was situated, especially the little table, I don’t see how he’d know. Perhaps someone “told him” where in the apartment it was located. Someone who visits….
What about this off, then on again “friend” Michael? There’s something about that whole scenario that doesn’t sit right unless of course he’s just gotten a plateful of remorseful feelings and guilt about deserting Greg and Katie. But; he’s back in the picture now.
And yes; I think Emily has Natalie’s heart but I doubt she knows and I wonder if there’s someone who “does” know.
Zach; now there’s a fella that I’d like to spend an hour or two to try and rehabilitate. Maybe with electric shock therapy?…. No sedatives though of course. ;D
They’re finally getting/showing better pix for the “Wanted Show” and he knows his time is almost up. He’s gonna have to make a move soon. The idiot tore up all those mums (which were also always shown in photos because they were his favorite flowers) and Emily couldn’t help but notice….. At some point she either gonna check on him with the police or see the program on TV. It’s inevitable.
One final point here; I don’t remember much conversation going on as of late about Natalie’s friend who was murdered and they never found the killer. I wonder if the same person who killed the friend, also Natalie’s killer.
I keep going back to Natalie's friend's killer and I'm certain that's who did Natalie in. He has to know Easton somehow, though. It's going to be interesting because I think it is someone they all are familiar with in some way. Someone we've already been introduced to?
I also wondered about Emily getting Natalie's heart, but thought not because she'd laid there all day bleeding out? But who knows, might rethink that again.
That Easton is just as creepy an idiot as anybody can get. Another cup of coffee with his lunch, right. I wonder how much he's getting paid by whoever is giving him this info to help convict Gregg. I don't think he came up with it all by himself. I certainly hope that Gregg doesn't get convicted and then 'saved' by Sal's information. I'm hoping that Sal comes forward before then.
And then, there's Zach, another creepy idiot. I wonder where he saw Emily to get his fixation on her? I didn't think that Emily had noticed the plants when she came home from work that day in the dark, but the neighbors must have. Surely one of them will have seen the tv program and remembered seeing him out walking Emily's dog and recognize his face, put two and two together with the flowers disappearing. Will someone else in the neighborhood become one of his victims because of this? I think he's really angry right now and is going to make an even worse plan for killing Emily. He's really stepping up his plan to do her in and it ain't going to be pretty. Do you think he will do it before the end of the trial or sooner? It would make a rather tense climax to the book.
Michael, my impression is he is finally becoming a friend again. Somebody that Gregg really needs right now. Perhaps he will find the key to who was Natalie's true murderer.
I just caught up with my reading today, and even now it's a abit of a blurr.
I'm not sure abaout the doner heart bieng Natalies, Sue is right she lay there all day and then died before the paramedics got there. The muscle had to have died.
Jackary has to be the slimest con I've ever read about. Not sure how he got his information about Greggs apartment but I do think he was there. Perhaps Greggs 'black outs' have more content than we know, he ran for 2 hours before his testemony and lost that time so it is possible that he did do that on the day of Natalies murder just as he said. I still don't think he killed Natalie, but I don't think we have been introduced to the person who did. I'm still thinking that Emilly's friends murderer and Natalies are the same.
Zackarys coming unhinged with his anger of Emily and now the news report show, he will draw more attention to himself by trying not to and I hope he is stopped before he gets a chance to hurt Emily. I'm wondering about her boss, coaching her and inviting her to his home (he never had before) and if he is in some way setting her up.
If I think of more I'll be back, I still have to read a couple of chapters, I thought it was 31 so...
Reading the next 2 chapters 32 and 33, tells us about Greggs car accident when he was and explaines the reason for his 'black outs' if that is what is happining with him now. I think it is, like a seizure, where you phase in and out of it.
It also tells of Emily wondering about the yellow mums and now the torn up dirt. So she did notice. Now I am afraid tosay more because I read on last night. So I'll wait for the next discussion session. All I will say is wow this is a good read.
No wonder I didn't remember anything about an accident Gregg's having, I hadn't read it yet. . Thought I was losing it. Also see now where Emily HAD seen all the flowers when she was home earlier that day. Sure caused some confusion in her head when she saw them all gone. I don't think she'll have any opportunity to know about the tv program on Zach....still holding out hope a neighbor does. There's a lot of room left in the pages of this book for much more to happen. I am afraid that we are going to see Gregg get convicted, although I am positive he didn't do it.
I was very pleased to see how good a friend Mark has returned to being, and supportive now, too. That was an excellent idea to take Gregg and Katie to his cabin away from the press and outside world. They needed that time and space.
I would like to think Michael is a good enought friend, but I am thinking that maybe his journalistic side is coming to the forefront and he wants a good story. Hope not. Katie seems upset at the abandonment of the friendship.
I am sure that the roommate's murderer fits in in Natalie's murder, I can't help but to think why else they would start the whole story line out with it.
Did Natalie bleed out all day? or just a few hours. They didn't say how long her heart may have stopped before being found and many organs can be viably transplanted up to six hours later.
Well I have been trying to browse the next chapters and decide on how many to read. It looks like it may have to be split up into two more disc. Seems pretty long. Post it tomorrow.
Trying to remember, but I seem to recall the woman who found Natalie said her garage door was usually closed all day and that's why she stopped....when she saw the car inside with the car door open. So I'm thinking it was all day. But she wasn't dead all day, so maybe heart was ok. Would fit into the story.
I still think Michael has turned around and had his faith in his friend's innocence restored. Author seemed to describe this pretty well on the last tv show he had. JMO, of course. I like to believe in the good in people anyway, real or fiction, . Except Zach, and Jimmy. Nothing redeemable about them.
I would NEVER give a book's mystery away, Jackie!!!! That would be the lowest. Can't you renew the book with a phone call? Then you wouldn't feel so rushed, and since it's not a new book you shouldn't have any problems. Hate to have anyone scurrying to finish a good read and not getting to enjoy it. Although, most books you're scurrying along just because the read is so fun!