Elsie Markheim’s world turns upside down when her cousin is murdered, dying in her arms. Then another family member is killed halfway around the world.
Elsie believes that finally someone is trying to destroy her horrific family. Death waits at every corner, for herself and everyone she knows, as Elsie tries to escape.
When finally confronted with the killer, she realizes she was never the intended target. Target or not, her own actions have been the cause of every death following in her wake.
Doctor Monroe decided to go a different direction. “How are you?”
“I’m okay now,” I said. “It was bad for a little while there. This last round of chemo was not fun. One more to go then tests and hopefully I’m through. I have Remy now and nobody can take him away. I’ll be okay.”
“Good. Can I ask you something?”
“You can ask me anything. You know that.”
He paused. I heard him breathing through the phone. “Do you love him?”
I closed my eyes then took a look at the man who was still sleeping soundly beside me. “Yes,” I said honestly.
“Have you told him?”
“Not really,” I answered. This was mostly true. I had said it but it only because he asked me to. I’d said it on the plane too, on the flight to Austria. I had never really said it of my own volition.
“I’m going to tell you something,” Doctor Monroe said. “It’s between you and me. I shouldn’t even be telling you but when Remy spoke to me during his sessions, all he ever talked about was you; how much he loved you, how he missed you, and how he couldn’t wait to see you again. Mostly he talked about how he would always love you even if you were never able to love him back. That didn’t matter to him. However, you do love him. It would mean so much to him if you said it unprompted and unscripted; just because.”
“I can do that,” I said. “I can definitely do that.”
“Good,” he said.