Annie Benjamin is a good housekeeper. But she is also a good woman who makes unfortunate choices when it comes to choosing a boyfriend. It is not uncommon for Annie to arrive for work at Annette's kitchen door with a black eye, a bruised arm, or a scratched face. Annie's boyfriend, Ronald, has a mean streak wider than the front lawn and deeper than the backyard swimming pool that no one uses anymore now that the girls are grown and gone from home.
Annie confides in Annette. "He's a mean man and I don't know how to keep him off me. But what worries me the most is the way he eyes my little girl, Arabella. If he ever lays a hand on my Arabella I swear I'll kill him."
"Has he ever hurt your little girl, Annie?"
"No, ma'am, not that I know of and he better not! Maybe I shouldn't tell you this, Ms. Colletti, but I've heard rumors that a few years ago my Ronald messed around with a little girl in the Toronto projects. He did things with that child no grown man is supposed to do. I don't even know if the rumors are true but just knowing someone thought he could do something like that scares me to death. He better not ever hurt my Arabella. He just better not, that's all!"
Susie Donnelly is missing. Is she just a little girl playing hide and seek or has she run away? Is it a kidnapping? A murder?
Without exception the residents of Crabapple Court do not like to draw attention to themselves or to their homes. They do not like publicity. They do not appreciate media attention but this day, whether they like it or not, the Fairmont residents are keeping them under strict scrutiny. Indeed the eyes of the entire country are fixed upon them.
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