Chapter 15 Summary

When Bob arrives back home, Joe and Marian Starrett are sitting in the kitchen almost exactly where he left them. Starrett looks haggard and has an ugly red mark on the side of his head. Neither Starrett gets up when Bob and Weir walk through the door; neither of them even scolds their son for following Shane. Bob crawls into his mother’s lap, something he has not done for years; Starrett just stares until Weir finally speaks. He tells Starrett all his troubles are over.

Starrett already knows Shane killed Wilson because he knows Shane, but he is surprised to learn that Shane also killed Fletcher. Starrett explains that Shane wanted to do this by himself and that waiting to hear what happened was one of the most...

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