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  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 16. Dynah saw Joe sitting comfortably at the top of the marble steps of the library, his back resting against a pillar. He smiled and stood, meeting her halfway as she came up. “Going to work?” “Not until six.” She raised her head and searched his eyes briefly. “I thought I’d study for aContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 15. “Why can’t you just forget about it?” “Can you?” “I’m trying. I’m trying to forget it ever happened.” His eyes were dark, though whether from anger or pain she couldn’t tell. She knew he wanted to forget about it, but burying it wasn’t helping. She didn’t know what would. “I’d like to forget,Continue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 14. The next day, Dynah called Sally Wentworth and quit her job at Stanton Manor House. Surprised, Sally asked why. “I’m going to put more time into my studies.” She ignored the feelings of guilt that tugged at her. It was true, in part. She was going to have lots of work to makeContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 13. Dynah shook her head. “You’ve been through enough tonight. Yoz can wait a few weeks. If you miss your period, you come back and have a pregnancy test. If it’s positive, you can have a menstrual extraction.” Dynah didn’t want to think about what the nurse was saying. Being raped was horror enoughContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 12. “The doctor needs to make sure you’re not injured internally, Miss Carey. And he’ll be able to collect a specimen. For evidence.” “Evidence?” She said. The doctor explained; revulsion filled her. Oh, God. Oh, God. Why do I have to go through this? Haven’t I gone through enough already? “I’m going to beContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 11. Dynah couldn’t stop shaking. She asked the nurse if she could shower but was told she would have to wait until after the doctor had seen her. The nurse helped her undress and don a white hospital gown. Shivering Dynah watched the nurse put her torn, stained waitress uniform, undergarments, and shredded nylonsContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 10. “It’s all right,” he said, sensitive to her fear. He straightened and stood aside so she could see Greg. “This is Officer Townsend, miss. He was just checking the area to see any one’s still around.” He looked at Greg. Greg shook his head and looked past him to the young girl huddledContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 9. Purdy Whitehall received the call at Middleton Police Department at 10:37 Wednesday evening, January 8. It had been a quiet evening with only one complaint, about a party disturbing the peace. Sergeant Don Ferguson had reported a few minutes earlier that it was nothing more than a bunch of baby boomers feeling nostalgicContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 8. Between the two of us, we might get him out of his apartment and back among the living. He brought the bus close to the curb and slowed to a stop at the corner of Henderson. “Thanks, Charlie.” “You watch yourself, girl.” “I will.” “Tell Mr. Packard I have a front seat savedContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”
  • THE ATONEMENT CHILD.
    CHAPTER 7. “Not really. He was lost.” “Yeah, right. That’s his story.” “He was looking for the campus.” “I hope you told him where to go.” “I gave him directions.” Martha laughed. “I’m sure you didn’t give me him the ones I would’ve given him. They talked about their jobs until the bus arrived. MarthaContinue reading “THE ATONEMENT CHILD.”