From this point forward, she decided, she’d conduct herself better. She didn’t want Antonio mad at her. He was a good partner and they worked well together. She never wanted that to end - ever. She also decided that she shouldn’t need or want anything more from him than his dependability on the job. That would be all there was to their relationship, and all there ever should be. She wasn’t sure she’d convinced herself with all her self-preaching, but she would act as if she had, and only think about the problem at hand—the Caitlin Dunne case. She wondered if there was something about the case she had overlooked, and it gnawed at her. Why had Pamela written the note, for example. And obviously she had access to Judy and Ken’s house.
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