By Lou Allin
While Sandra Sinclair, lately widowed and the mum of twelve-year-old Jane, meets filthy rich attorney Joe Gillette, he wins her over together with his variety and conscientious angle. Falling in love speedier than she ever concept attainable, Sandra is of the same opinion to marry. yet quickly when they flow into their new domestic, issues start to swap, and Joe's controlling habit factors her to question her selection. whilst her new husband turns into heavily abusive, Sandra comes to a decision that she and Jane needs to go away. whilst Joe makes it transparent that he'll not only enable her stroll away, Sandra discovers that it's rather most probably that he prepared his first wife's loss of life, and that she is now a part of his "contingency plan." She quickly realizes that even the legislation is not any protection in contrast meticulous and egotistical guy. Fleeing to an outdated relatives cabin on a distant lake, mom and daughter organize to dwell off the grid. And whilst Joe tracks them down, Sandra needs to get a hold of a contingency plan of her personal.
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Shit. I realized, in all my excitement or lack of it, I’d forgotten to call Alice. And it was too late to call her now. I called the front desk to pick up the message. It wasn’t from Alice. It was the final kick in the teeth, and somehow a fitting end to that draggy day. The message was to call Rosenberg & Stone the next morning at nine o’clock sharp. 29 Parnell Hall—Favor [e-reads] 8 I got up early the next morning, drove out to Traymore Avenue and staked out the house. I felt like a damn fool.
There was no way I was parting with that kind of money. I wanted to do something, though, so I bought a roll of quarters and started playing the slots. It wasn’t that easy to do. The old ladies had ‘em pretty well locked up. Oh, to be fair, there were some young ladies and some men, too, both old and young. But they were the exception. But the older ladies, middle-aged and up, were the rule. About four aisles down I spotted a free machine about halfway down the row. I slid in next to it. The woman at the machine next to me, who had just pulled the lever and set her wheels spinning, turned on me savagely.
I pushed on the inner door. It was unlocked. I went in and up the stairs. The door to the front apartment was number 2A. I didn’t knock on it. I went back to the foyer and looked at the mailboxes. 2A was listed as “M. ” I went back and sat in my car. About two o’clock Harold came out, got in his car and drove off. I followed him home. 52 Parnell Hall—Favor [e-reads] The house was dark. Harold put the car in the garage, locked it and went in the front door. He did not turn on the light. I sat in my car.
Contingency Plan by Lou Allin