The conversation below is after the above one when Investigator Pepper Black comes to Dave's house to question his dad, Hal. Hal blurted some stuff out which I won't tell you. This is immediately after that.
“So you don’t think I killed those kids?” asked Hal.
“Now I didn’t say that; especially since you just planted the seed. You might very well be my killer. As you can see, I’m blunt too,” said Pepper. “I guess it’s going to depend on what you tell me or don’t tell me.”
“I didn’t kill anyone, Miss Black.”
“Well, you’re going to need to do better than that, Hal.”
“She’s a spunky one, David. I’d like that―if she wasn’t thinking of arresting me.”
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Dave is stunned to find that one of the girls is Sally―a foster child his parents had cared for through the Friends of Foster Families (FFF) program. Cold case files reveal the girls disappeared over 20 years ago. Knowing his house was the last place he saw Sally alive, he can’t help but suspect his dad.
How can he write the biggest story of his career if his father turns out to be the killer? If the voice in his head would shut up and let him remember, he might figure it out before he loses his mind and his dad is charged with murder.
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