“She turned from the dresser and looked at Tom, and he realized he was mistaken about her sadness. It wasn’t sadness he saw, but some deep exhaustion that had sunk into her bones.” Tom says goodbye to Ellen in this week’s Everything And More.
“This is a Degas. My mother bought it. She liked that it didn’t stand out. She liked that it faded into the background. Nobody notices a Degas, she told me. They just feel a tiny bit better in its presence.” Chapter 50 of Alex Mattingly‘s Everything And More.
“Whoever coughed up the bail had funds, an ear inside the police department, and a vested interest in Tom and his friends. Only one person fit the profile. He left his aunt alone and went home to wait.” Tom gets out of jail free in this week’s Everything And More
“Tom moved fast. He tackled Sal while he was off balance, shoving him down into the gravel. Sal swung and connected with Tom’s jaw, then clubbed wildly with the butt of his gun.” Finally, Tom and Sal rumble. It’s Chapter 48 of Alex Mattingly‘s Everything And More.
“Tom looked. There, in the front seat, Ellen and Remley sat pressed together, hands and mouths moving hungrily, the car visibly starting to rock from side to side.” Is this the kiss of death for Tom? Chapter 47 of Alex Mattingly‘s Everything And More.
“Uncle Paul glanced back. The detective was coming up the drive, and through the windshield they could see him reaching to unholster his gun. It was an awkward maneuver for a man that size in a car that small.” Chapter 46 of Alex Mattingly’s Everything And More.